Foxit Reader JPEG2000 Parsing Use-After-Free Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

2016-11-22T00:00:00
ID ZDI-16-613
Type zdi
Reporter Gogil of STEALIEN
Modified 2016-11-22T00:00:00

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 process does not properly validate the existence of an object prior to performing operations on the object. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current process.