Foxit Reader Safe Mode Bypass Information Disclosure Vulnerability

ID ZDI-16-395
Type zdi
Reporter Björn Ruytenberg
Modified 2016-11-09T00:00:00


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 handling of SWF files inside PDF files. Embedded SWF files in Foxit Reader run outside the Safe Mode context. This can be leveraged by an attacker in conjunction with other vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code in the context of the process.