Vulnerability Note VU#251793
Foxit Reader contains multiple vulnerabilities in the processing of JPX data
Foxit Reader contains multiple vulnerabilities that may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.
Foxit Reader is software designed to view Portable Document Format (PDF) files. Foxit Reader contains multiple vulnerabilities in the handling of JPX (JPEG2000) streams. These vulnerabilities may result in memory corruption.
Note: Foxit Reader does not contain the ability to decode JPEG2000 data by default. The JPEG2000 / JBIG Decoder add-on must be installed for Foxit Reader to be vulnerable. When Foxit Reader encounters a PDF document that has JPEG2000 or JBIG data, the user will automatically be prompted to install the add-on, however.
By convincing a user to open a malicious PDF file, an attacker may be able to execute code or cause a vulnerable PDF viewer to crash. The PDF could be emailed as an attachment or hosted on a website.
Apply an update
Disable the displaying of PDF documents in the web browser
Preventing PDF documents from opening inside a web browser may help mitigate this vulnerability. If this workaround is applied to updated versions of the Foxit reader, it may help mitigate future vulnerabilities.
To prevent PDF documents from automatically being opened in a web browser:
Do not access PDF documents from untrusted sources
Do not open unfamiliar or unexpected PDF documents, particularly those hosted on web sites or delivered as email attachments. Please see Cyber Security Tip ST04-010.
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Foxit Software Company||Affected||02 Jun 2009||19 Jun 2009|
CVSS Metrics (Learn More)
This vulnerability was reported by Will Dormann of the CERT/CC.
This document was written by Will Dormann.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2009-0690 CVE-2009-0691
- Date Public: 19 Jun 2009
- Date First Published: 19 Jun 2009
- Date Last Updated: 28 Mar 2012
- Severity Metric: 1.02
- Document Revision: 21
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