Foxit Reader alert Use-After-Free Remote Code Execution VulnerabilityZDI-17-034: January 11th, 2017
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 dialog boxes while the document closes. The process does not properly validate the existence of an object prior to performing operations on the object. 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:
2016-12-01 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2017-01-11 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CreditThis vulnerability was discovered by:
Steven Seeley of Source Incite