CVSS 3.1 Score 7.8 of 10 (high)


Published May 3, 2024
Updated: May 23, 2024
CWE ID 416


CVE-2023-42097 is a vulnerability in Foxit PDF Reader, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code. The vulnerability resides in the handling of Annotation objects and is exploited when a user visits a malicious page or opens a malicious file. The flaw stems from the lack of object validation before performing operations on it. This vulnerability poses a high risk to organizations as it can lead to remote code execution in the context of the current process. Foxit PDF Reader versions affected by this vulnerability include lwr8bv, cpv5ho, qvjcbX, cpv5hp, qvjcbW, qvjcbV, lwr8bw, kA7EZ9, qvjcbf, qvjcbe, kA7EZ8, lRyF0b, qvjcbd, qvjcbb, and more. To remediate this issue, users should update their Foxit PDF Reader software to the latest version available.

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