Foxit Reader < 5.4 Trojan DLL Injection

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 62064


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


The version of Foxit Reader installed on the remote Windows host is prior to 5.4. It is, therefore, affected by a flaw in the Facebook Plugin (facebook_plugin.fpi) due to how dynamic-link library (DLL) files are located and loaded. A local attacker can exploit this issue, via a crafted Trojan horse DLL file injected into the current working directory, to execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges.


Upgrade to Foxit Reader version 5.4 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 62064

File Name: foxit_reader_5_4.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2012/09/12

Modified: 2016/10/10

Dependencies: 32395

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/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: 2012/09/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/08/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4759

BID: 55177

OSVDB: 84865