Foxit Software released a security update for its Foxit Reader product that addresses over 100 vulnerabilities, 18 of them rated as critical.
Foxit Software released a security update for its Foxit Reader product that addresses over 100 vulnerabilities, some of them that could be exploited by a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.
Foxit Reader is a multilingual freemium PDF tool that can create, view, edit, digitally sign, and print PDF files, it has hundreds of millions of installations.
Foxit has released Reader 9.3 and Foxit PhantomPDF 9.3 to address security and stability issues.
Foxit Reader 9.3 addressed a broad range of vulnerabilities, including out-of-bounds, use-after-free, information disclosure, type confusion, and memory corruption bugs.
The updates fix a total of 116 vulnerabilities, 18 of them are rated as “critical” and have been discovered by the researchers at Cisco Talos group.
The updates were issued a couple of days before Adobe released security patches for 86 flaws in Mac and Windows version of Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader, 46 of them rated as critical.
Pierluigi Paganini is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group and Cyber G7 Group, he is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer.
Editor-in-Chief at "Cyber Defense Magazine", Pierluigi is a cyber security expert with over 20 years experience in the field, he is Certified Ethical Hacker at EC Council in London. The passion for writing and a strong belief that security is founded on sharing and awareness led Pierluigi to find the security blog "Security Affairs" recently named a Top National Security Resource for US.
Pierluigi is a member of the "The Hacker News" team and he is a writer for some major publications in the field such as Cyber War Zone, ICTTF, Infosec Island, Infosec Institute, The Hacker News Magazine and for many other Security magazines.
Author of the Books "The Deep Dark Web" and “Digital Virtual Currency and Bitcoin”.