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Foxit Reader: Permission Issues (CVE-2016-8856)

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Foxit Reader: Permission Issues (CVE-2016-8856)

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
10/31/2016
Created
02/01/2020
Added
01/24/2020
Modified
01/27/2020

Description

Foxit Reader for Mac 2.1.0.0804 and earlier and Foxit Reader for Linux 2.1.0.0805 and earlier suffered from a vulnerability where weak file permissions could be exploited by attackers to execute arbitrary code. After the installation, Foxit Reader's core files were world-writable by default, allowing an attacker to overwrite them with backdoor code, which when executed by privileged user would result in Privilege Escalation, Code Execution, or both.

Solution(s)

  • foxit-reader-upgrade-2_2

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