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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Foxit Reader Vendors:   Foxit Software
Foxit Reader DLL Loading Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027581
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1027581
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 26 2012
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.4.2.0901 and prior
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Foxit Reader. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted DLL file on a remote share (e.g., WebDAV, SMB share). When the target user opens a PDF on that remote share, the application may load the remote user's DLL instead of the intended DLL and execute arbitrary code. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Parvez Anwar reported this vulnerability via Secunia.

Impact:   A remote user can may be able to cause a target application to execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (5.4.3).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.foxitsoftware.com/Secure_PDF_Reader/security_bulletins.php#insecure

Vendor URL:  www.foxitsoftware.com/Secure_PDF_Reader/security_bulletins.php#insecure (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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