Remote code execution in Foxit PDF Reader

Published: 2019-10-01 | Updated: 2019-10-01
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2019-5031
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
Foxit PDF Reader for Windows
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Vendor Foxit Software Inc.

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Buffer overflow

EUVDB-ID: #VU21457

Risk: High


CVE-ID: CVE-2019-5031

CWE-ID: CWE-120 - Buffer overflow

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.

The vulnerability exists due to improper check for unusual or exceptional conditions in the JavaScript engine. A remote attacker can trick a victim to open a specially crafted PDF document, trigger an out-of-memory condition and execute arbitrary arbitrary code on the target system.


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Vulnerable software versions

Foxit PDF Reader for Windows: 2.2 -

CPE2.3 External links

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