Foxit Reader FlateDecode Heap Buffer Overflow Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

2015-12-16T00:00:00
ID ZDI-15-644
Type zdi
Reporter kdot
Modified 2015-11-09T00:00:00

Description

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 FlateDecode. A specially crafted PDF with a specific FlateDecode length can force a heap buffer overflow condition. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code under the context of the current process.