Foxit Reader Compact Font Format Buffer Overflow Exploit

A vulnerability has been identified in Foxit Reader, which could be exploited by attackers to potentially compromise a vulnerable system. This issue is caused by a memory corruption error when processing Compact Font Format (CFF) data within a PDF document, which could be exploited by attackers to execute arbitrary code by tricking a user into opening a specially crafted PDF document. This is the same vulnerability that is currently being exploited to jailbreak the iPhone 4 OS. WARNING: This is an early release module. This is not the final version of this module. It is a pre-released version in order to deliver a module as quickly as possible to our customers that may be useful in some situations. Since this module is not the final version it may contain bugs or have limited functionality and may not have complete or accurate documentation.
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Sunday, August 8, 2010 - 19:00