Foxit Reader < FreeType CFF Opcodes RCE

High Nessus Plugin ID 48276


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


The version of Foxit Reader installed on the remote Windows host is prior to It is, therefore, affected by a remote code execution vulnerability in the FreeType engine due to multiple stack-based buffer overflow conditions in the CFF Type2 CharStrings interpreter, specifically within the function cff_decoder_parse_charstrings(). An attacker can exploit this, via crafted CFF opcodes in embedded fonts in a PDF document, to cause a denial of service or to execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 48276

File Name: foxit_reader_4_1_1_0805.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2010/08/09

Modified: 2016/12/08

Dependencies: 32395

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/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: 2010/08/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/08/06

Exploitable With

CANVAS (White_Phosphorus)

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1797

BID: 42241

OSVDB: 67011

CERT: 275247

EDB-ID: 14538

Secunia: 40903