Forum Thread: Foxit Reader Title Parsing Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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Foxit Reader Title Parsing Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Secunia Foxit Reader Title Parsing Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
Secunia Official 7th Oct, 2010 10:43
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A vulnerability has been discovered 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 attempting to set the window title text and can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow via a specially crafted PDF document containing an overly long title.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.

The vulnerability is confirmed in versions 3.3.1.0518 and 4.1.1.805. Other versions may also be affected.

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@robbymcnob ,

As a new user to the Forum , you may be unaware that posting in the "comments" section at the bottom of a specific Secunia Advisory - in this case SA41656 - opens a/this thread in this the "vulnerabilities" sub-forum . Posting here is for technical discussion of the vulnerability in question . Your comments are not applicable as such as they concern your personal download problems of the programme .

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Take care

Anthony

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