TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

Foxit Reader JPEG2000 Parsing Out-Of-Bounds Read Information Disclosure Vulnerability

ZDI-17-040: January 11th, 2017

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Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to disclose sensitive information 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 JPEG2000 images. The process does not properly validate user-supplied data which can result in a read past the end of an allocated object. An attacker can leverage this in conjunction with other vulnerabilities to execute code in the context of the current process.

Vendor Response

Foxit has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:

Disclosure Timeline

    2016-12-01 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2017-01-11 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Gogil of STEALIEN