Foxit Reader Pattern Out-Of-Bounds Read Remote Code Execution VulnerabilityZDI-17-137: March 9th, 2017
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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 Pattern objects. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of user-supplied data, which can result in a read past the end of an allocated 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:
2017-01-13 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2017-03-09 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CreditThis vulnerability was discovered by:
SkyLined and Soiax