Foxit Reader Firefox Plugin Reloading RCE

high Nessus Plugin ID 43029


A PDF viewer installed on the remote host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


According to its version, the Foxit Reader installed on the remote Windows host is affected by an memory corruption issue related to the Firefox plugin (npFoxitReaderPlugin.dll). An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to execute arbitrary code, by tricking a user into loading a specially crafted web page that repeatedly loads and unloads the plugin.


Upgrade to Foxit Reader version, and install the latest Firefox Plugin via the internal update mechanism.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 43029

File Name: foxit_reader_firefox_plugin_mem_corrupt.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 12/7/2009

Updated: 11/15/2018

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:foxitsoftware:foxit_reader

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Mozilla Firefox, installed_sw/Foxit Reader

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/17/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/14/2009

Reference Information

BID: 36673

Secunia: 37049