Foxit PhantomPDF < 8.3.9 Multiple Vulnerabilities

High 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.


Upgrade to Foxit PhantomPDF version 8.3.9 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 121246

File Name: foxit_phantom_8_3_9.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2019/01/18

Updated: 2019/01/18

Dependencies: 49807

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS Score Source: manual

CVSS Score Rationale: Score based on analysis of the vendor advisory.

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2019/01/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/01/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-18688, CVE-2018-18689, CVE-2018-3956

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