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    Foxit PDF plug-in 0 day vulnerability


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    I guess I'm glad I use PDF-Xchange Viewer for my PDF reader.
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    Hi Ted
    Which is the best download for the PDF-Xchange Viewer as I would like to try it?
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    I would use this CNet download. You can get it directly from the Tracker S/W site but it's harder to find the download link for the free version rather than the trial version.
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    Thanks Ted
    Installed OK
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    it is apparently now fixed in foxit:
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/01...hes_pdf_peril/

    my preferences has always been to open pdf files in the reader, not the browser. so i always configure both tools to download the pdf, and then open it. i do use foxit, but i don't use a plugin. for this attack vector i should be immune.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brino View Post
    it is apparently now fixed in foxit:
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/01...hes_pdf_peril/

    my preferences has always been to open pdf files in the reader, not the browser. so i always configure both tools to download the pdf, and then open it. i do use foxit, but i don't use a plugin. for this attack vector i should be immune.
    An infected PDF can be risky regardless of being downloaded or read in a browser. Of course, this specific vulnerability was related to the plugin, but that is not always the case.

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