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Foxit Reader XFA Layout pageSpan Type Confusion Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-17-881: November 14th, 2017

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Vulnerability Details


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable 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 pageSpan method of XFA Layout objects. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of user-supplied data, which can result in a type confusion condition. An attacker can leverage this to execute code in the context of the current process.

Vendor Response

Foxit has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:

Disclosure Timeline

    2017-08-08 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2017-11-14 - Coordinated public release of advisory

Credit

This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Steven Seeley (mr_me) of Offensive Security