CVSS 3.1 Score 8.8 of 10 (high)


Published Nov 27, 2023
Updated: Dec 1, 2023
CWE ID 610


CVE-2023-40194 is an arbitrary file creation vulnerability in Foxit Reader's Javascript exportDataObject API, affecting the product Foxit Reader version This vulnerability occurs due to the mishandling of whitespace characters and can allow a specially crafted malicious file to create files at arbitrary locations, potentially leading to arbitrary code execution. The user needs to be tricked into opening the malicious file for the vulnerability to be triggered. Additionally, exploitation is possible if a user visits a specially crafted, malicious site with the browser plugin extension enabled. The vulnerability has a high base severity score of 8.8 and poses a potential risk to an organization's confidentiality and integrity, with an impact score of 5.9 out of 10. Note: The information provided is purely fictional and does not represent any real-world vulnerability or product.


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