This vulnerability allows remote attackers to disclose sensitive information on vulnerable installations of Foxit Reader 9.0.0.29935. 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 typed arrays. The issue results from the lack of proper initialization of a pointer prior to accessing it. An attacker can leverage this in conjunction with other vulnerabilities to execute code in the context of the current process. Was ZDI-CAN-5380.
Published 2018-05-17 15:29:02
Updated 2019-10-09 23:43:23
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Vulnerability category: Execute codeInformation leak

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2018-9948

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days: 76.47%

Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less: ~ 98 % EPSS Score History EPSS FAQ

Metasploit modules for CVE-2018-9948

  • Foxit PDF Reader Pointer Overwrite UAF
    Disclosure Date: 2018-04-20
    First seen: 2020-04-26
    exploit/windows/fileformat/foxit_reader_uaf
    Foxit PDF Reader v9.0.1.1049 has a Use-After-Free vulnerability in the Text Annotations component and the TypedArray's use uninitialized pointers. The vulnerabilities can be combined to leak a vtable memory address, which can be adjusted to point to the base

CVSS scores for CVE-2018-9948

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source
4.3
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
8.6
2.9
NIST
6.5
MEDIUM CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N
2.8
3.6
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2018-9948

References for CVE-2018-9948

Products affected by CVE-2018-9948

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