This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Foxit Reader 9.0.1.1049. 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 FlateDecode streams. The issue results from the lack of proper initialization of a pointer prior to accessing it. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current process. Was ZDI-CAN-5763.
Published 2018-07-31 20:29:03
Updated 2019-10-09 23:34:50
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Vulnerability category: Execute code

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2018-14282

0.94%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 81 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2018-14282

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
6.8
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
8.6
6.4
NIST
8.8
HIGH CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
2.8
5.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2018-14282

  • The product does not initialize or incorrectly initializes a resource, which might leave the resource in an unexpected state when it is accessed or used.
    Assigned by: zdi-disclosures@trendmicro.com (Secondary)
  • The product accesses or uses a pointer that has not been initialized.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2018-14282

Products affected by CVE-2018-14282

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