This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on affected installations of PDF-XChange Editor. 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 parsing of TIF files. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of a user-supplied value prior to dereferencing it as a pointer. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code in the context of the current process. Was ZDI-CAN-18677.
Published 2023-01-26 18:59:58
Updated 2023-07-10 17:46:43
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Vulnerability category: OverflowExecute code

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2022-42418

0.11%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 43 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2022-42418

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
7.8
HIGH CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.8
5.9
Zero Day Initiative
7.8
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.8
5.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2022-42418

  • The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it reads from or writes to a memory location outside the buffer's intended boundary. This may result in read or write operations on unexpected memory locations that could be linked to other variables, data structures, or internal program data.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)
  • The product obtains a value from an untrusted source, converts this value to a pointer, and dereferences the resulting pointer.
    Assigned by: zdi-disclosures@trendmicro.com (Secondary)

References for CVE-2022-42418

Products affected by CVE-2022-42418

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