Software update: Foxit Reader 3.0 build 1817

Foxit Software has released a new version of Foxit Reader. With a download size of just a few megabytes, it’s a small and fast alternative to Adobe Reader, especially on an older computer with limited resources. The program is free, but for certain functionality, which is part of the so-called pro pack must be paid. Examples of this are saving as a text file and adding comments to a PDF file. This release fixes the following two security vulnerabilities:

Changes in version 3.0 build 1817:

  • Fixed a problem related to negative stream offset (in malicious JPEG2000 stream) which caused reading data from an out-of-bound address. We have added guard codes to solve this issue.
  • Fixed a problem related to error handling when decoding JPEG2000 header, an uncaught fatal error resulted a subsequent invalid address access. We added error handling code to terminate the decoding process.

Version number 3.0 build 1817
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 9x, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008
Website Foxit Software
File size 3.56MB
License type Freeware