[Full-disclosure] Secunia Research: Foxit Reader "util.printf()" Buffer Overflow



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Secunia Research 20/05/2008

- Foxit Reader "util.printf()" Buffer Overflow -

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Table of Contents

Affected Software....................................................1
Severity.............................................................2
Vendor's Description of Software.....................................3
Description of Vulnerability.........................................4
Solution.............................................................5
Time Table...........................................................6
Credits..............................................................7
References...........................................................8
About Secunia........................................................9
Verification........................................................10

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1) Affected Software

* Foxit Reader 2.3 build 2825

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

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2) Severity

Rating: Highly critical
Impact: From remote
Where: System access

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3) Vendor's Description of Software

"Foxit Reader is a free PDF document viewer and printer, with
incredible small size (only 2.55 M download size), breezing-fast
launch speed and rich feature set. Foxit Reader supports Windows Me/
2000/XP/2003/Vista. Its core function is compatible with PDF Standard
1.7.".

Product Link:
http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.php

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4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in Foxit Reader, which
can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error when parsing
format strings containing a floating point specifier in the
"util.printf()" JavaScript function. This can be exploited to cause a
stack-based buffer overflow via a specially crafted PDF file.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.

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5) Solution

The vulnerability is fixed in upcoming version 2.3 build 2912.

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6) Time Table

23/04/2008 - Vendor notified.
08/05/2008 - Vendor notified again.
08/05/2008 - Vendor response.
20/05/2008 - Public disclosure.

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7) Credits

Discovered by Dyon Balding, Secunia Research.

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8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned
CVE-2008-1104 for the vulnerability.

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10) Verification

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2008-18/

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