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Secunia Security Advisory 39291

Secunia Security Advisory 39291
Posted Apr 6, 2010
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A vulnerability has been reported in Foxit Reader, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

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Secunia Security Advisory 39291

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TITLE:
Foxit Reader Embedded Program Execution Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA39291

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/39291/

DESCRIPTION:
A vulnerability has been reported in Foxit Reader, which can be
exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to the application executing
PDF-embedded programs without asking for the user's permission. This
can be exploited to run an arbitrary executable via a specially
crafted PDF file.

The vulnerability is reported in versions prior to 3.2.1.0401.

SOLUTION:
Update to version 3.2.1.0401.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Didier Stevens

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
Foxit Software:
http://forums.foxitsoftware.com/showthread.php?t=18044

Didier Stevens:
http://blog.didierstevens.com/2010/03/31/escape-from-foxit-reader/

OTHER REFERENCES:
US-CERT VU#570177:
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/570177

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About:
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private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

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Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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