Foxit PhantomPDF < 8.3.9 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 121246


A PDF toolkit installed on the remote Windows host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


According to its version, the Foxit PhantomPDF application (formally known as Phantom) installed on the remote Windows host is prior to 8.3.9. It is, therefore, affected by following vulnerabilities:

- An out-of-bounds read/write vulnerability exists when handling certain XFA element attributes.
This occurs due to improper calculation of a null-terminated character and may cause an application crash.

- A signature validation bypass vulnerability exists which provides incorrect results when validating certain PDF documents.

- Flaws in how PDF files are processed/handled could lead to arbitrary code execution. An attacker can exploit this by convincing a user to open a specially crafted file in order to cause the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-6728,CVE-2019-6729)

Additionally, the application was affected by multiple potential information disclosure, denial of service, and remote code execution vulnerabilities.


Upgrade to Foxit PhantomPDF version 8.3.9 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 121246

File Name: foxit_phantom_8_3_9.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2019/01/18

Updated: 2019/03/29

Dependencies: 49807

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-6729

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:foxitsoftware:phantom, cpe:/a:foxitsoftware:phantompdf

Required KB Items: installed_sw/FoxitPhantomPDF

Patch Publication Date: 2019/01/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/01/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-3956, CVE-2018-18688, CVE-2018-18689, CVE-2019-5005, CVE-2019-5006, CVE-2019-5007, CVE-2019-6727, CVE-2019-6728, CVE-2019-6729, CVE-2019-6730, CVE-2019-6731, CVE-2019-6732, CVE-2019-6733, CVE-2019-6734, CVE-2019-6735

BID: 106798, 107496, 107552

ZDI: ZDI-CAN-7347, ZDI-CAN-7452, ZDI-CAN-7601, ZDI-CAN-7353, ZDI-CAN-7423, ZDI-CAN-7368, ZDI-CAN-7369, ZDI-CAN-7453, ZDI-CAN-7576, ZDI-CAN-7355