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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Foxit Reader Vendors:   Foxit Software
Foxit Reader Null Pointer Dereference, Out-of-bounds Write, and Use-After-Free Memory Errors Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1038380
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1038380
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 2 2017
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8.2.1.6871 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 create a specially crafted file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a null pointer dereference and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

A remote user can create a specially crafted file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a use-after-free memory error and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

A remote user can create a specially crafted JPEG2000 file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger an out-of-bounds memory write error and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Steven Seeley (mr_me) of Offensive Security (via Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative), Toan Pham Van (via Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative), and Dmitri Kaslov (PwC za-labs) reported these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A remote user can create content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (8.3).

The vendor advisory is available at:

https://www.foxitsoftware.com/support/security-bulletins.php#content-2017

Vendor URL:  www.foxitsoftware.com/support/security-bulletins.php#content-2017 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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