Foxit PDF Reader Vulnerable to High-Severity Flaws

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  1. mood

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    Vulnerability Spotlight: Foxit PDF Reader JavaScript Array.includes remote code execution vulnerability
    September 30, 2019
    https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2019/09/vuln-spotlight-foxit-PDF-JavaScript-sept-2019.html
     
  2. mood

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    Foxit PDF Reader Vulnerable to 8 High-Severity Flaws
    Eight high-severity vulnerabilities exist in the Foxit Reader tool for editing PDF files
    October 3, 2019

    https://threatpost.com/foxit-pdf-reader-vulnerable-to-8-high-severity-flaws/148897/
     
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    Appreciate the heads up, mood. :thumb:
     
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    Perhaps someone knows, Is Portable apps still posting updates for Foxit Reader? This past few weeks I visited a few times the page for Foxit at PA to see if an update was available, but is not happening.

    The latest version they posted is from April. I think I might of read somewhere months ago that PA is not updating Foxit anymore but I cant remember if I really read that.

    https://portableapps.com/apps/office/foxit_reader_portable

    Bo
     
  6. JRViejo

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    Bo, Foxit Reader 9.7.0.29455 is listed in the Work In Progress queue. As to when it will get posted is anyone's guess:

    https://portableapps.com/development/outdated
     
  7. bo elam

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    Thanks JR, appreciate the reply. Sometimes I go long whiles before updating Foxit, that's normal for me, but right now its probably a time were the update is really needed, this is specially so for people not running Foxit portable under Sandboxie's protection.

    Bo
     
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    Bo, you're welcome. Unfortunately, ever since the below message appeared last year in the Outdated page, PortableApps software updates have been taking a lot longer than in the past. Perhaps the health issue is still ongoing. Take care.
     
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    This is why I go with SumatraPDF. All it's missing that I could ever want is the highlighting of text.
     
  10. klarm

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    I was just in search of a good PDF reader for win10.
    my candidates after some small research online were foxit and expert pdf reader by visagesoft.
    which one to pick now?
    this sumatraPDF mentioned above, proven safe?
    thanks
     
  11. zapjb

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    I use PDF-XChange PDF Viewer.

    Used FixIt LONG time ago & it was having some weird problems that were corrected. Done. The problems were spying or some bs by FoxIt.

    Used & liked Sumatra.

    Every once in a while I need a feature that Sumatra didn't have. So I stick with PDF-XChange PDF Viewer.


    For print to PDF I use Doro PDF Writer.
    For PDF conversion I use Renee PDF aide.
     
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    Thanks for info.
    Is it a need to have a PDF print program also cos if I'm not mistaken w10 has a built-in PDF print?
     
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    Canadian Centre for Cyber Security
    Foxit Reader and Foxit PhantomPDF Security Advisory

    Number: AV19-246
    October 29, 2019

    https://cyber.gc.ca/en/alerts/foxit-reader-and-foxit-phantompdf-security-advisory
     
  14. bo elam

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    The updated version of Foxit portable is finally out. It took a long time but I am glad is out.

    https://portableapps.com/apps/office/foxit_reader_portable

    Bo
     
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    Good to know; thanks! :thumb:
     
  16. bo elam

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    You are welcome, JR. :)

    Bo
     
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