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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Foxit Reader Vendors:   Foxit Software
Foxit Reader Update Service Unsafe Service Path Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1031879
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1031879
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-2789   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Apr 1 2015
Original Entry Date:  Mar 10 2015
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 6.1 to 7.0.6.1126
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Foxit Reader. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can place can exploit an unsafe service path by placing a specially crafted executable file within the service path that will cause the Foxit Cloud Safe Update Service to execute the file.

Aljaz Ceru from InSec reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (7.1).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.foxitsoftware.com/support/security_bulletins.php#FRD-25

Vendor URL:  www.foxitsoftware.com/support/security_bulletins.php#FRD-25 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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