Foxit PDF Editor < 2023.3 Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 186179

Synopsis

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

Description

According to its version, the Foxit PDF Editor application (previously named Foxit PhantomPDF) installed on the remote Windows host is prior to 2023.3. It is, therefore affected by multiple vulnerabilities:

- A use-after-free vulnerability exists in the way Foxit Reader 12.1.2.15356 handles 3D annotations. A specially crafted Javascript code inside a malicious PDF document can trigger reuse of a previously freed object, which can lead to memory corruption and result in arbitrary code execution. An attacker needs to trick the user into opening the malicious file to trigger this vulnerability. Exploitation is also possible if a user visits a specially crafted, malicious site if the browser plugin extension is enabled.
(CVE-2023-32616)

- A use-after-free vulnerability exists in the way Foxit Reader 12.1.2.15356 handles a signature field. A specially crafted Javascript code inside a malicious PDF document can trigger reuse of a previously freed object, which can lead to memory corruption and result in arbitrary code execution. An attacker needs to trick the user into opening the malicious file to trigger this vulnerability. Exploitation is also possible if a user visits a specially crafted, malicious site if the browser plugin extension is enabled.
(CVE-2023-38573)

- A type confusion vulnerability exists in the way Foxit Reader 12.1.2.15356 handles field value properties.
A specially crafted Javascript code inside a malicious PDF document can trigger this vulnerability, which can lead to memory corruption and result in arbitrary code execution. An attacker needs to trick the user into opening the malicious file to trigger this vulnerability. Exploitation is also possible if a user visits a specially crafted, malicious site if the browser plugin extension is enabled. (CVE-2023-41257)

- An arbitrary file creation vulnerability exists in the Javascript exportDataObject API of Foxit Reader 12.1.3.15356 due to a failure to properly validate a dangerous extension. A specially crafted malicious file can create files at arbitrary locations, which can lead to arbitrary code execution. An attacker needs to trick the user into opening the malicious file to trigger this vulnerability. Exploitation is also possible if a user visits a specially-crafted malicious site if the browser plugin extension is enabled. (CVE-2023-35985)

- An arbitrary file creation vulnerability exists in the Javascript exportDataObject API of Foxit Reader 12.1.3.15356 due to mistreatment of whitespace characters. A specially crafted malicious file can create files at arbitrary locations, which can lead to arbitrary code execution. An attacker needs to trick the user into opening the malicious file to trigger this vulnerability. Exploitation is also possible if a user visits a specially crafted, malicious site if the browser plugin extension is enabled.
(CVE-2023-40194)

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

Solution

Upgrade to Foxit PDF Editor version 2023.3 or later

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?a27a3e57

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 186179

File Name: foxit_pdf_editor_2023_3.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 11/22/2023

Updated: 1/16/2024

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-41257

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/22/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/14/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-32616, CVE-2023-35985, CVE-2023-38573, CVE-2023-40194, CVE-2023-41257, CVE-2023-51549, CVE-2023-51550, CVE-2023-51551, CVE-2023-51552, CVE-2023-51553, CVE-2023-51554, CVE-2023-51555, CVE-2023-51556, CVE-2023-51557, CVE-2023-51558, CVE-2023-51559, CVE-2023-51560, CVE-2023-51561, CVE-2023-51562

IAVA: 2023-A-0656