Foxit Reader ConvertToPDF BMP Parsing Out-Of-Bounds Read Information Disclosure Vulnerability

2016-03-23T00:00:00
ID ZDI-16-218
Type zdi
Reporter AbdulAziz Hariri - HPE Zero Day Initiative
Modified 2016-11-09T00:00:00

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 the ConvertToPDF plugin. A specially crafted BMP image can force Foxit Reader to read memory past the end of an allocated object. An attacker can use this information in conjunction with other vulnerabilities to execute code in the context of the process.