Foxit Reader Pattern Uninitialized Pointer Remote Code Execution VulnerabilityZDI-16-393: June 29th, 2016
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This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Foxit Reader. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.
The specific flaw exists within the handling of PDF Patterns. The issue lies in the failure to properly initialize a variable prior to using it, leading to memory corruption. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current process.
Vendor ResponseFoxit has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
2016-04-07 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2016-06-29 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CreditThis vulnerability was discovered by:
Steven Seeley of Source Incite