Advisory Details

April 29th, 2019

Foxit Reader AcroForm removeField Use-After-Free Information Disclosure Vulnerability

ZDI-19-446
ZDI-CAN-8231

CVE ID CVE-2019-6772
CVSS SCORE 3.3, (AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)
AFFECTED VENDORS Foxit
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Reader
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 removeField method when processing AcroForms. 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 in conjunction with other vulnerabilities to execute code in the context of the current process.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS 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
  • 2019-03-15 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2019-04-29 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT hemidallt
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