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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Foxit Reader Vendors:   Foxit Software
Foxit Reader Multiple Flaws Let Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information, Deny Service, and Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037100
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1037100
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-8334   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jan 7 2017
Original Entry Date:  Oct 26 2016
Impact:   Denial of service via network, Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8.0.5 and prior
Description:   Several vulnerabilities were reported in Foxit Reader. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system. A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code, obtain potentially sensitive information, or cause denial of service conditions on the target system.

A heap corruption error may occur.

A heap overflow may occur.

A use-after-free memory error may occur.

An integer overflow may occur.

An out-of-bounds memory read or memory write error may occur. This can also be exploited to obtain potentially sensitive information [CVE-2016-8334].

A null pointer dereference may cause the target application to crash.


Impact:   A remote user can create content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.

A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (8.1).

The vendor advisory is available at:

https://www.foxitsoftware.com/support/security-bulletins.php#content-2016

Vendor URL:  www.foxitsoftware.com/support/security-bulletins.php#content-2016 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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