Advisory Details

February 11th, 2020

Foxit Reader JPEG2000 File Parsing Out-Of-Bounds Read Information Disclosure Vulnerability

ZDI-20-208
ZDI-CAN-9416

CVE ID CVE-2020-8852
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 affected 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 processing of JPEG2000 files. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of user-supplied data, which can result in a read past the end of an allocated buffer. 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
  • 2019-10-24 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2020-02-11 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Anonymous
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