Advisory Details

May 31st, 2024

Kofax Power PDF PDF File Parsing Out-Of-Bounds Write Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-24-547
ZDI-CAN-22918

CVE ID CVE-2024-5302
CVSS SCORE 7.8, AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
AFFECTED VENDORS Kofax
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Power PDF
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code 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 PDF files. 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 buffer. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code in the context of the current process.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

docshield.tungstenautomation.com/PowerPDF/en_US/5.0.0-3uoz7ssq2b/print/ReadMe-KofaxPowerPDFAdvanced-5.0.0.18.htm


DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2023-12-20 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2024-05-31 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Mat Powell of Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative
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