Foxit Reader 2.x < 2.3 Build 3902 / 3.x < 3.0 Build 1506 Multiple Vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 35807


A PDF viewer installed on the remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of Foxit Reader installed on the remote Windows host is 2.x prior to 2.3 Build 3902 or 3.x prior to 3.0 Build 1506. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- An uninitialized memory dereference flaw exists due to improper handling of a JBIG2 symbol dictionary segment with zero new symbols. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a crafted PDF file, to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2009-0191)

- A flaw exists due to a failure to require user authorization before preforming dangerous actions defined in a PDF file. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a crafted PDF file, to execute arbitrary commands. (CVE-2009-0836)

- A stack-based buffer overflow condition exists due to improper sanitization of user-supplied input. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to execute arbitrary code via a crafted PDF file having a long relative or absolute path in a filename argument in an action. Note that this issue only affects version 3.x. (CVE-2009-0837)


Upgrade to Foxit Reader version 2.3 Build 3902 / 3.0 Build 1506 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 35807

File Name: foxit_reader_multiple_flaws.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2009/03/09

Modified: 2016/12/08

Dependencies: 32395

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:foxitsoftware:foxit_reader

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Foxit Reader

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/03/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/03/09

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (Foxit Reader 3.0 Open Execute Action Stack Based Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0191, CVE-2009-0836, CVE-2009-0837

BID: 34035

OSVDB: 55614, 55615, 55616

EDB-ID: 8201, 18905

Secunia: 34036

CWE: 94, 119