Foxit Reader JPEG2000 Parsing Heap-based Buffer Overflow Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

2016-11-02T00:00:00
ID ZDI-16-584
Type zdi
Reporter SkyLined and Soiax
Modified 2016-06-22T00:00:00

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 JPEG2000 parsing. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of the length of user-supplied data prior to copying it to a heap-based buffer. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current process.