Advisory Details

October 22nd, 2019

Foxit PhantomPDF Dwg2Pdf DWG File Parsing Out-Of-Bounds Write Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-19-914
ZDI-CAN-9274

CVE ID CVE-2019-17144
CVSS SCORE 7.8, (AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)
AFFECTED VENDORS Foxit
AFFECTED PRODUCTS PhantomPDF
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on affected installations of Foxit PhantomPDF. 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 conversion of DWG files to PDF. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of user-supplied data, which can result in a write past the end of an allocated structure. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code in the context of the current process.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

The plugin Dwg2Pdf is End of Life and will not be included in Foxit Reader version 9.7 and higher.


DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2019-08-09 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2019-10-22 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Mat Powell of Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative
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