Foxit Reader < 3.2.1 Arbitrary Program Execution

high Nessus Plugin ID 45404



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


The version of Foxit Reader installed on the remote Windows host is prior to 3.2.1. It is, therefore, affected by an arbitrary program execution vulnerability related to certain '/Type /Action /S /Launch' or '/Launch /Action' sequences. An attacker can exploit these, by tricking a user into opening a crafted PDF file, to cause arbitrary programs to be executed without user permission.


Upgrade to Foxit Reader version or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 45404

File Name: foxit_reader_3_2_1.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 4/2/2010

Updated: 11/15/2018

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


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/Foxit Reader

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/1/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/2/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1239

BID: 39109

CERT: 570177

Secunia: 39291