Advisory Details

October 14th, 2014

Foxit ActiveX Pro SDK SetLogFile Buffer Overflow Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-14-362
ZDI-CAN-2490

CVE ID CVE-2014-8074
CVSS SCORE 6.8, (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
AFFECTED VENDORS Foxit
AFFECTED PRODUCTS ActiveX Pro SDK
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 16679. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of the Foxit ActiveX Pro SDK ActiveX control. 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 Foxit.FoxitPDFSDKProCtrl.5 ActiveX control. By passing an overly long string to the SetLogFile method, an attacker is able to overflow global variables in the control. This could be used to execute arbitrary code in the context of the browser.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Foxit has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://www.foxitsoftware.com/support/security_bulletins.php
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2014-09-05 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2014-10-14 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Andrea Micalizzi (rgod)
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