Foxit Reader 9.0.1.5096 PDF File type conversion

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in Foxit Reader 9.0.1.5096 (Document Reader Software). Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown function. The manipulation as part of a PDF File leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-704. 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 handling of PDF files. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of user-supplied data, which can result in a type confusion condition. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code in the context of the current process. Was ZDI-CAN-6362.

The bug was discovered 07/19/2018. The weakness was disclosed 07/31/2018 (Website). The advisory is shared at foxitsoftware.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2018-14313 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. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price 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.

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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-704
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Vendor: https://www.foxitsoftware.com/

Advisory: foxitsoftware.com
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CVE: CVE-2018-14313 (🔍)
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Created: 08/01/2018 07:43 AM
Updated: 03/12/2020 08:41 AM
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