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Foxit Reader: Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an OS Command ('OS Command Injection') (CVE-2017-10951)

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Foxit Reader: Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an OS Command ('OS Command Injection') (CVE-2017-10951)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
08/29/2017
Created
02/01/2020
Added
01/24/2020
Modified
01/27/2020

Description

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Foxit Reader 8.3.0.14878. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file. The specific flaw exists within app.launchURL method. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of a user-supplied string before using it to execute a system call. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current process. Was ZDI-CAN-4724.

Solution(s)

  • foxit-reader-upgrade-latest

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