Foxit patches PDF software flaws

The patch fixes vulnerabilities that could let an attacker to execute arbitrary code, compromise the integrity of PDF signatures or cause denial-of-service attacks.

Adobe isn't the only software maker struggling with security holes in its PDF rendering product.

Foxit Reader, oft touted as an alternative to Adobe's Reader/Acrobat products, has released a critical patch to cover multiple security flaws that expose users to malicious hacker attacks.

The patch, available in Foxit Reader 4.2, fix vulnerabilities that could let an attacker to execute arbitrary code, compromise the integrity of PDF signatures or cause denial-of-service attacks.

The updated version is available here.

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