Remote code execution vulnerabilities found in Buildroot, Foxit PDF Reader

Cisco Talos has disclosed 10 vulnerabilities over the past two weeks, including nine that exist in a popular online PDF reader that offers a browser plugin. 

Attackers could exploit these vulnerabilities in the Foxit PDF Reader to carry out a variety of malicious actions, but most notably could gain the ability to execute arbitrary code on the targeted machine. Foxit aims to have feature parity with Adobe Acrobat Reader, the most popular PDF-reading software currently on the market. The company offers paid versions of its software for a variety of users, including individuals and enterprises. There are also browser plugins of Foxit that run in a variety of web browsers, including Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. 

Talos’ Vulnerability Research team also found an integer overflow vulnerability in the GPSd daemon, which is triggered if an attacker sends a specially crafted packet, causing the daemon to crash. 

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Multiple vulnerabilities in Foxit PDF Reader 

Discovered by Kamlapati Choubey. 

Foxit PDF Reader contains multiple vulnerabilities that could lead to remote code execution if exploited correctly.  

TALOS-2023-1837 (CVE-2023-32616) and TALOS-2023-1839 (CVE-2023-38573) can be exploited if an attacker embeds malicious JavaScript into a PDF, and the targeted user opens that PDF in Foxit. The ..

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