Foxit Reader < FreeType Engine RCE

high Nessus Plugin ID 55422


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 an integer overflow condition in the Type 1 font decoder. An attacker can exploit this, by tricking a user into opening a crafted PDF file, to cause a denial of service or to execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges.


Upgrade to Foxit Reader version or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 55422

File Name: foxit_reader_4_0_0_0619.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 6/24/2011

Updated: 11/15/2018

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:foxitsoftware:foxit_reader

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Foxit Reader

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/29/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/21/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1908

BID: 48359

MSVR: MSVR11-005