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A vulnerability has been found in Foxit Reader 9.0.1.5096 (Document Reader Software) and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-416. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Foxit Reader 9.0.1.5096. 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 processing of Link objects. By manipulating a document's elements, an attacker can cause a pointer to be reused after it has been freed. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current process. Was ZDI-CAN-6267.

The bug was discovered 07/19/2018. The weakness was released 07/31/2018 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at foxitsoftware.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2018-14307 since 07/16/2018. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. 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 pricing for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 03/12/2020).

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 12 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 82783, 82784, 82785 and 82786.

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

VulDB Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Temp Score: 6.3
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-416
ATT&CK: Unknown

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07/16/2018 🔍
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07/31/2018 +11 days 🔍
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03/12/2020 +589 days 🔍

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Vendor: https://www.foxitsoftware.com/

Advisory: foxitsoftware.com
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CVE: CVE-2018-14307 (🔍)
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Created: 08/01/2018 07:43 AM
Updated: 03/12/2020 08:22 AM
Changes: (2) vulnerability_discoverydate advisory_confirm_url
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