CVE-2016-8856 Detail

Current Description

Foxit Reader for Mac 2.1.0.0804 and earlier and Foxit Reader for Linux 2.1.0.0805 and earlier suffered from a vulnerability where weak file permissions could be exploited by attackers to execute arbitrary code. After the installation, Foxit Reader's core files were world-writable by default, allowing an attacker to overwrite them with backdoor code, which when executed by privileged user would result in Privilege Escalation, Code Execution, or both.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  7.8 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/93608 Technical Description  VDB Entry 
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1037101
https://www.foxitsoftware.com/support/security-bulletins.php Patch  Vendor Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-275 Permission Issues cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-8856
NVD Published Date:
10/31/2016
NVD Last Modified:
07/28/2017
Source:
MITRE