Foxit Reader < 5.4.3 Trojan DLL Injection
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 62384
SynopsisA PDF viewer installed on the remote host is affected by an arbitrary code execution vulnerability.
DescriptionThe version of Foxit Reader installed on the remote Windows host is prior to 5.4.3. It is, therefore, affected by a flaw in how dynamic-link library (DLL) files are located and loaded, specifically file fxdecod1.dll. The application uses a fixed path to search for this file, and the path can include directories that may not be trusted or under the user's control. A local attacker can exploit this issue, via a crafted Trojan horse DLL file injected into the search path, to execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges.
SolutionUpgrade to Foxit Reader version 5.4.3 or later.