A use-after-free vulnerability exists in the JavaScript engine of Foxit Software's PDF Reader, version 12.1.1.15289. A specially crafted PDF document can trigger the reuse of previously freed memory by manipulating form fields of a specific type. This can lead to memory corruption and arbitrary code execution. An attacker needs to trick the user into opening 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.
Published 2023-07-19 14:15:10
Updated 2023-07-26 21:02:27
Source Talos
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Vulnerability category: Memory Corruption

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2023-28744

0.19%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 57 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2023-28744

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
8.8
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
2.8
5.9
NIST
8.8
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
2.8
5.9
Talos

CWE ids for CVE-2023-28744

  • The product reuses or references memory after it has been freed. At some point afterward, the memory may be allocated again and saved in another pointer, while the original pointer references a location somewhere within the new allocation. Any operations using the original pointer are no longer valid because the memory "belongs" to the code that operates on the new pointer.
    Assigned by: talos-cna@cisco.com (Primary)

References for CVE-2023-28744

Products affected by CVE-2023-28744

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