SRC-2018-0027 : Foxit Reader DataView Uninitialized Object Information Disclosure Vulnerability
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to disclose sensitive information 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 handling of data views. The issue results from the lack of proper initialization of a pointer prior to accessing it. An attacker can leverage this in conjunction with other vulnerabilities to execute code in the context of the current process.
Foxit has issued an update to correct these vulnerabilities. More details can be found at:
- 2018-04-09 - Vulnerability reported to iDefense
- 2018-04-11 - Verified and acquired by iDefense
- 2018-09-28 - Coordinated public release of advisory
Proof of Concept:
This vulnerability was discovered by Steven Seeley (mr_me) of Source Incite
Source Incite would like to acknowledge iDefense's Vulnerability Contributor Program for the help with co-ordination of this vulnerability.