Foxit PhantomPDF extractPages Arbitrary File Write Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

EIP-2018-0046

The vulnerability exists within the JavaScript PDF API exposed by Foxit PhantomPDF. The extractPages method of the Document object does not properly validate the export path argument, allowing arbitrary files to be written under the context of the user running PhantomPDF. An attacker can create a specially crafted PDF file that will abuse this vulnerability to achieve remote code execution.

Vulnerability Identifiers

  • Exodus Intelligence: EIP-2018-0046
  • MITRE CVE: Pending

Vulnerability Metrics

  • CVSSv2 Score: 7.5

Vendor References

Discovery Credit

  • Exodus Intelligence

Disclosure Timeline

  • Disclosed to affected vendors: February 24th, 2021
  • Disclosed to public: July 27th, 2021

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