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Foxit Reader XFA gotoURL Command Injection Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-17-718: September 7th, 2017

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Vulnerability Details


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 gotoURL method. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of a user-supplied string before using it to execute a system call. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under 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

    2017-08-08 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2017-09-07 - Coordinated public release of advisory

Credit

This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Steven Seeley (mr_me) of Offensive Security