Check Point Advisories

Foxit Reader PDF Use After Free Code Execution (CVE-2018-9948)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2018-0569
Date Published: 5 Jul 2018
Severity: High
Last Updated: 10 Oct 2018
Industry Reference:CVE-2018-9948
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Foxit Reader
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Foxit Reader. The vulnerability is due to a use-after-free error in Foxit Reader while handling a specially crafted PDF file. Successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution.

Protection Overview

This protection detects attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update.For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R76 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Foxit Reader PDF Use After Free Code Execution protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Content Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Foxit Reader PDF Use After Free Code Execution

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