Foxit Reader JPEG2000 Parsing Out-Of-Bounds Write Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

2016-08-10T00:00:00
ID ZDI-16-470
Type zdi
Reporter kdot
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 handling of JPEG2000 images. The process does not properly validate user-supplied data which can result in a write past the end of an allocated object. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current process.