SRC-2019-0008 : Foxit Reader SDK ActiveX Link Launch Action Command Injection Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Foxit Reader SDK ActiveX StdFoxit Reader SDK ActiveX Pro
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Foxit Reader SDK ActiveX Pro. 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 the Launch action on links. 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.
Foxit has issued an update to correct these vulnerabilities. More details can be found at:
- 2018-11-20 - Vulnerability reported to Foxit
- 2019-01-08 - Coordinated public release of advisory
This vulnerability was discovered by Steven Seeley (mr_me) of Source Incite