Advisory Details

July 13th, 2023

Kofax Power PDF JP2 File Parsing Out-Of-Bounds Read Information Disclosure Vulnerability

ZDI-23-924
ZDI-CAN-20491

CVE ID CVE-2023-38085
CVSS SCORE 3.3, (AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)
AFFECTED VENDORS Kofax
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Power PDF
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to disclose sensitive information on affected installations of Kofax Power PDF. 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 JP2 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 object. An attacker can leverage this in conjunction with other vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code in the context of the current process.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Fixed in Power PDF 5.0 Standard & Advanced in v5.0.0.10.0.23307.
https://docshield.kofax.com/PowerPDF/en_US/5.0.0-3uoz7ssq2b/print/ReadMe-KofaxPowerPDF-5.0.0.10_EN.htm


DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2023-02-26 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2023-07-13 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Mat Powell of Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative
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