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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Foxit Reader Vendors:   Foxit Software
Foxit Reader 'imgseg.dll' DLL Loading Flaw Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1029807
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 21 2014
Impact:   User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s):; possibly other versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Foxit Reader. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can place an arbitrary DLL file with a specially crafted name in the execution directory. When the target user loads Foxit Reader, the arbitrary DLL will be executed with the privileges of the target user.

The vendor has notified on February 12, 2014.

Hossam Hosam reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (6.1.4).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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