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Foxit Reader "util.printf()" Buffer Overflow

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Release Date:  2008-05-20    Last Update:  2009-09-23    Views:  24,849

Secunia Advisory SA29941

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in Foxit Reader, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error when parsing format strings containing a floating point specifier in the "util.printf()" JavaScript function. This can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow via a specially crafted PDF file.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 2.3 build 2825. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Update to version 2.3 build 2923.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Dyon Balding, Secunia Research.

Original Advisory:
Secunia Research:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2008-18/

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

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