Foxit PDF Editor < 11.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 154005


A PDF toolkit installed on the remote Windows host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities


According to its version, the Foxit PDF Editor application (previously named Foxit PhantomPDF) installed on the remote Windows host is prior to 11.1. It is, therefore affected by multiple vulnerabilities:

- Foxit PDF Reader before 11.1 and PDF Editor before 11.1, and PhantomPDF before 10.1.6, allow attackers to trigger a use-after-free and execute arbitrary code because JavaScript is mishandled. (CVE-2021-41780, CVE-2021-41781, CVE-2021-41782, CVE-2021-41783, CVE-2021-41784, CVE-2021-41785)

- Foxit PDF Reader before 11.1 and PDF Editor before 11.1, and PhantomPDF before 10.1.6, mishandle hidden and incremental data in signed documents. An attacker can write to an arbitrary file, and display controlled contents, during signature verification. (CVE-2021-40326)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to Foxit PDF Editor version 11.1 or later

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 154005

File Name: foxit_pdf_editor_11_1.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 10/12/2021

Updated: 10/9/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-41785


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:foxitsoftware:phantom, cpe:/a:foxitsoftware:phantompdf

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated, installed_sw/FoxitPhantomPDF

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/12/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/12/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-34948, CVE-2021-34949, CVE-2021-34950, CVE-2021-34951, CVE-2021-34952, CVE-2021-34953, CVE-2021-34954, CVE-2021-34955, CVE-2021-34956, CVE-2021-34957, CVE-2021-34958, CVE-2021-34959, CVE-2021-34960, CVE-2021-34961, CVE-2021-34962, CVE-2021-34963, CVE-2021-34964, CVE-2021-34965, CVE-2021-34966, CVE-2021-34967, CVE-2021-34968, CVE-2021-34969, CVE-2021-34970, CVE-2021-34971, CVE-2021-34972, CVE-2021-34973, CVE-2021-34974, CVE-2021-34975, CVE-2021-34976, CVE-2021-40326, CVE-2021-41780, CVE-2021-41781, CVE-2021-41782, CVE-2021-41783, CVE-2021-41784, CVE-2021-41785

IAVA: 2021-A-0535-S