Intrusion Prevention

Foxit.Reader.Indirect.Object.Parsing.Type.Confusion

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Type Confusion Vulnerability in Foxit Software PhantomPDF.
The vulnerability is due to an error when the vulnerable software attempts to handles a maliciously crafted PDF file. An attacker can exploit this by tricking a user into visiting a malicious PDF file and execute arbitrary code within the context of the application.

Affected Products

Foxit Software Foxit Reader 9.0.1.1049 and earlier
Foxit Software PhantomPDF 9.0.1.1049 and earlier

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor:
https://www.foxitsoftware.com/support/security-bulletins.php#content-2018

CVE References

CVE-2018-3843