Foxit Reader removeField Use-After-Free Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

2017-11-14T00:00:00
ID ZDI-17-898
Type zdi
Reporter bit from meepwn team
Modified 2017-11-14T00:00:00

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 removeField method. The issue results from the lack of validating 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.