Advisory Details

August 5th, 2022

Foxit PDF Reader PDF File Parsing Out-Of-Bounds Read Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-22-1060
ZDI-CAN-17516

CVE ID CVE-2022-37388
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 PDF Reader
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on affected installations of Foxit PDF 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 parsing of PDF files. Crafted data in a PDF file can trigger a read past the end of an allocated buffer. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability 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.foxit.com/support/security-bulletins.html
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2022-06-17 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2022-08-05 - Coordinated public release of advisory
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