Foxit PDF Reader 12.0.1 and Foxit PDF Editor 12.0.1 available

For security reasons, users of Foxit PDF applications should ensure that the software is up to date.

Foxit PDF Reader and Editor are vulnerable on macOS and Windows systems. For security reasons, users of Foxit PDF applications should ensure that the software is up to date.

Attackers could attack macOS and Windows computers using Foxit PDF Editor or PDF Reader and execute malicious code after successful attacks. The new updates to version 12.0.1 fix the vulnerabilities.

In the according security bulletin on the Foxit website more details can be found. The Foxit PDF Editor 12.0.1 and Foxit PDF Reader 12.0.1 version updates for macOS and Windows protect against these malicious code attacks. Attackers could also use DoS attacks to crash applications or access data without authorization.

What attacks could look like in detail is not clear from the brief descriptions. It often reads as if victims had to open specially crafted PDF documents in order for memory corruption to occur and attackers to be able to execute their own code.

Read more regarding the security issues in the security bulletin.

Update your Foxit applications to the latest versions via the Help tab, click on Check for Updates and update to the latest version.


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