Check Point Advisories

Foxit Reader Out-of-Bounds Read (CVE-2018-17686)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2018-2140
Date Published: 24 Nov 2022
Severity: Medium
Last Updated: Thursday 24 November, 2022
Industry Reference:CVE-2018-17686
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Foxit Reader version
Vulnerability Description An out-of-bounds read vulnerability exists in Foxit Reader. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information.

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 R81 / R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Foxit Reader Out-of-Bounds Read (CVE-2018-17686) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Content Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Foxit Reader Out-of-Bounds Read (CVE-2018-17686)

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