SRC-2019-0009 : Foxit Reader SDK ActiveX Launch Action New Window Command Injection Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
- Foxit Reader SDK ActiveX Std
- Foxit 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 using new windows. 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
Proof of Concept:
This vulnerability was discovered by Steven Seeley (mr_me) of Source Incite