Foxit Reader 8.3.2.25013 Javascript Engine PDF Document use after free

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A vulnerability was found in Foxit Reader 8.3.2.25013 (Document Reader Software). It has been rated as critical. This issue affects an unknown function of the component Javascript Engine. The manipulation as part of a PDF Document leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-416. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 04/19/2018. The weakness was presented 04/23/2018 by Aleksandar Nikolic with Cisco Talos (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at securityfocus.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2017-14458 since 09/13/2017. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 109398 (Foxit PhantomPDF < 9.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows and running in the context local. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 370903 (Foxit Reader Multiple Vulnerabilities).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 103942) and Tenable (109398). See 116930, 116931, 116975 and 116976 for similar entries.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.2

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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-416
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Nessus ID: 109398
Nessus Name: Foxit PhantomPDF < 9.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 55747
OpenVAS Name: Foxit Reader Multiple Vulnerabilities-Apr18 (Windows)
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Vendor: https://www.foxitsoftware.com/

Advisory: securityfocus.com
Researcher: Aleksandar Nikolic
Organization: Cisco Talos
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CVE: CVE-2017-14458 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 103942 - Foxit Reader Multiple Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities

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Created: 04/24/2018 08:57 AM
Updated: 01/30/2020 04:30 PM
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