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Foxit Reader 7.0.6.1126 Unquoted Service Path Elevation Of Privilege

2015-03-14 11:45
Title: Foxit Reader 7.0.6.1126 Unquoted Service Path Elevation Of Privilege
Advisory ID: ZSL-2015-5235
Type: Local
Impact: Privilege Escalation
Risk: (2/5)
Release Date: 14.03.2015
Summary
Foxit Reader is a small, lightning fast, and feature rich PDFviewer which allows you to create (free PDF creation), open, view, sign,and print any PDF file.
Description
The application suffers from an unquoted search path issue impactingthe service 'FoxitCloudUpdateService' for Windows deployed as part of FoxitReader. This could potentially allow an authorized but non-privileged localuser to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges on the system. Asuccessful attempt would require the local user to be able to insert theircode in the system root path undetected by the OS or other security applicationswhere it could potentially be executed during application startup or reboot.If successful, the local user’s code would execute with the elevated privilegesof the application.
Vendor
Foxit Software Incorporated - http://www.foxitsoftware.com
Affected Version
7.0.6.1126 and 6.1
Tested On
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (EN)
Vendor Status
[17.02.2015] Vulnerability discovered.
[21.02.2015] Foxit Security Response Team confirmed the issue.
[03.03.2015] Foxit fixed the issue.
[09.03.2015] Foxit released fixed version of Foxit Reader 7.1.
[14.03.2015] Coordinated public security advisory released.
PoC
foxitreader_eop.txt
Credits
Vulnerability discovered by Aljaz Ceru - <aljaz@insec.si>
References
[1] http://www.foxitsoftware.com/support/security_bulletins.php#FRD-25
Changelog
[14.03.2015] - Initial release
Contact
Zero Science Lab

Web: http://www.zeroscience.mk
e-mail: lab@zeroscience.mk


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