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Improper Handling of Exceptional Conditions


Severity High
Score 8.8/10


A memory corruption vulnerability exists in the JavaScript engine of Foxit Software’s PDF Reader, version A specially-crafted PDF document can trigger an exception which is improperly handled, leaving the engine in an invalid state, which can lead to memory corruption and arbitrary code execution. An attacker needs to trick the user to open the malicious file to trigger this vulnerability. Exploitation is also possible if a user visits a specially-crafted, malicious site if the browser plugin extension is enabled.

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CWE-755 - Improper Handling of Exceptional Conditions

The software does not handle or incorrectly handles an exceptional condition.


Advisory Timeline

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