Founded in 2001, Foxit is an Amazon-invested leading software provider of solutions for reading, editing, creating, organizing, and securing PDF documents. Headquartered in Fremont, CA, USA, Foxit has operations worldwide in China, Belgium, Japan, and Taiwan. Foxit is focused on PDF solutions with over 100 experienced PDF engineers. Winner of numerous awards, Foxit boasts over 150 million users, has sold to over 95,000 customers located in over 190 countries. Since Foxit products are ISO 32000-1/PDF 1.7 standard compliant, they are compatible with other PDF products like those from Adobe®.
FREMONT, Calif. - December 14, 2011 - Foxit® Corporation, a leading provider of solutions for reading, editing, creating, organizing, and securing PDF documents, today announced that the Foxit Reader is not vulnerable to the latest zero-day (CVE-2011-2462) vulnerability. Users who are concerned about this much publicized issue should feel safe in downloading the Foxit Reader to meet their PDF reader requirements.
The CVE-2011-2462 malware has been reported by users to crash their PDF program and open up a new file which attempts to make registry changes and contacts an external URL. The malicious code also tries to take control of the affected computer. The issue has been reported by Lockheed Martin’s Computer Incident Response Team and MITRE.
Foxit has implemented numerous security features to protect PDF users from malicious PDF documents.
- Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) uses a random algorithm to determine a memory address used to store key file data.
- Data Execution Prevention (DEP) simply prevents executing code from a non-executable memory location.
Detailed security information on Foxit Reader can be found on the Foxit Reader Security web page.
For more information, contact Foxit at www.foxitsoftware.com or at 1-866-MYFOXIT.
About Foxit Corporation
Foxit Corporation, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, is at the forefront of cost-effective electronic document solutions. Customers of Foxit’s award-winning products include major technology and healthcare companies, global financial services firms, and government agencies. Founded in 2001, Foxit Corporation believes in innovative, standards-based technology and unrivalled customer support, with a deep commitment to sustainable, environmentally sound products and services.
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