Advisory Details

July 7th, 2017

Foxit Reader setItem Use-After-Free Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-17-459
ZDI-CAN-4721

CVE ID CVE-2017-10946
CVSS SCORE 6.8, (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
AFFECTED VENDORS Foxit
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Reader
TIPPINGPOINT™ IPS CUSTOMER PROTECTION TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 28746. 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 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 setItem function. The issue results from the lack of validating 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 RESPONSE Foxit has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
https://www.foxitsoftware.com/support/security-bulletins.php
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2017-06-08 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2017-07-07 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Steven Seeley (mr_me) of Offensive Security
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