Foxit Reader < 5.0.2.0718 Multiple Vulnerabilities
High Nessus Plugin ID 55671
SynopsisA PDF viewer installed on the remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.
DescriptionThe version of Foxit Reader installed on the remote Windows host is prior to 5.0.2.0718. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :
- A flaw exists in how dynamic-link library (DLL) files are located and loaded, specifically files dwmapi.dll, dwrite.dll, and msdrm.dll. The application uses a fixed path to search for these files, and the path can include directories that may not be trusted or under the user's control. An attacker can exploit this issue, via a crafted Trojan horse DLL file injected into the search path, to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the application or the user executing the application.
- A boundary error exists in the FoxitReaderOCX ActiveX control in the OpenFile() method due to improper sanitization of user-supplied input. An attacker can exploit this, via an overly long string passed to the 'strFilePath' parameter, to execute arbitrary code.
SolutionUpgrade to Foxit Reader version 5.0.2.0718 or later.