Advisory Details

November 14th, 2017

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

ZDI-17-890
ZDI-CAN-5244

CVE ID CVE-2017-16579
CVSS SCORE 4.3, (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
AFFECTED VENDORS Foxit
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Reader
VULNERABILITY DETAILS


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to disclose sensitive information 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 parsing of JPEG2000 images. 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 vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current process.

VENDOR RESPONSE 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
  • 2017-10-11 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2017-11-14 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Carlos Garcia Prado
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