#VU52940 Link following in Foxit PDF Reader for Windows and Foxit PDF Editor (formerly Foxit PhantomPDF)


Published: 2021-05-06

Vulnerability identifier: #VU52940

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: N/A

CWE-ID: CWE-59

Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Foxit PDF Reader for Windows
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications
Foxit PDF Editor (formerly Foxit PhantomPDF)
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Vendor: Foxit Software Inc.

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to delete arbitrary files on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to the way the application handles symbolic links. A local user can create  symbolic links to critical files on the system and delete them, when the system administrator uninstalls the application.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Foxit PDF Reader for Windows: 9.0 - 10.1.3.37598

Foxit PDF Editor (formerly Foxit PhantomPDF): 10.0.0.35798 - 10.1.3.37598, 9.0.0.29935 - 9.7.5.29616


CPE

External links
http://www.foxitsoftware.com/support/security-bulletins.html?Security+updates+available+in+Foxit+Reader+10.1.4+and+Foxit+PhantomPDF+10.1.42021-05-06+00%3A00%3A00


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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