Foxit PDF Editor < 11.2.6 Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 176520


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 11.2.6. It is, therefore affected by multiple vulnerabilities:

- Addressed a potential issue where the application could be exposed to Remote Code Execution vulnerability when handling certain JavaScripts. This occurs as the application fails to validate the cPath parameter in the exportXFAData method and is thus forced to write to the Startup folder with an .hta file that can execute arbitrary code after a restart. (CVE-2023-27363)

- Addressed potential issues where the application could be exposed to Remote Code Execution vulnerability and crash when parsing certain XLS or DOC files. This occurs as the application opens the XLS or DOC file with the default permissions and allows for the execution of macros without proper restrictions or consents from users. (CVE-2023-27364, CVE-2023-27365)

- Addressed potential issues where the application could be exposed to Null Pointer Dereference or Use- after-Free vulnerability and crash, which could be exploited by attackers to execute remote code. This occurs due to the access of null pointer or freed memory without proper validation when handling certain JavaScripts. (CVE-2023-27366)

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 11.2.6 or later

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 176520

File Name: foxit_pdf_editor_11_2_6.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 5/31/2023

Updated: 5/3/2024

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.5


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-27365


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.5

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:H/RL:O/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-27366

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/31/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/19/2023

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-27363, CVE-2023-27364, CVE-2023-27365, CVE-2023-27366