CVSS 3.1 Score 8.8 of 10 (high)


Published Nov 27, 2023
Updated: Dec 1, 2023
CWE ID 416


CVE-2023-38573 is a high-severity use-after-free vulnerability that affects Foxit Reader The vulnerability occurs when handling a signature field in the software, allowing a specially crafted JavaScript code within a malicious PDF document to reuse a previously freed object, leading to memory corruption and potential arbitrary code execution. To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker needs to trick the user into opening the malicious file or visiting a specially crafted, malicious site if the browser plugin extension is enabled. The risk score for this vulnerability is 65, indicating a significant danger to organizations as it can result in high impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems.


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