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 addLink 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. Was ZDI-CAN-5379.

Published : 2018-05-17 15:29 Updated : 2019-10-09 23:43

CVSS Score More info
Score 6.8 / 10
Vendor Product Version URI
Foxitsoftware Foxit Reader cpe:/a:foxitsoftware:foxit_reader:
Foxitsoftware Phantompdf cpe:/a:foxitsoftware:phantompdf:
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ID Name Description Links
CWE-416 Use After Free Referencing memory after it has been freed can cause a program to crash, use unexpected values, or execute code. CVE

History of changes

Date Event
2018-09-27 14:50
2018-06-11 18:11
2018-05-17 15:29