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Insecure Library Loading
Highly critical

Foxit Reader Insecure Library Loading Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2012-09-26    Views:  4,180

Secunia Advisory SA50526

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

No CVE references.

Description


Parvez Anwar 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 the application loading libraries (fxdecod1.dll) in an insecure manner. This can be exploited to load arbitrary libraries by tricking a user into e.g. opening a PDF file located on a remote WebDAV or SMB share.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code, but requires the PDF document to have an invalid structure which can trigger a crash.

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 5.4.2.0901. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Update to version 5.4.3.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Parvez Anwar via Secunia.

Original Advisory:
Foxit:
http://www.foxitsoftware.com/Secure_PDF_Reader/security_bulletins.php#insecure

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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