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by Spiff
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: XML External Entity (XXE) injections in PDF description may lead to denial of service
Replies: 14
Views: 2196

Re: XML External Entity (XXE) injections in PDF description may lead to denial of service

Off topic
Thanks very much, Paul.
I still would prefer to use Kubuntu without Wine. But if Okular should not be enough, I will remember your suggestion, and consider Editor under Wine.

Thanks once more
and best regards
by Spiff
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: XML External Entity (XXE) injections in PDF description may lead to denial of service
Replies: 14
Views: 2196

Re: XML External Entity (XXE) injections in PDF description may lead to denial of service

Off topic Wine is always an option on Linux ;) Thanks, Stefan, yes, I know, but I don't want to depend upon Wine. Let's see if I can live without PDF-XChange Editor. My annotation needs are limited, so I hope Okular will be enough. And yes - we did have plans originally to see how we can import set...
by Spiff
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: XML External Entity (XXE) injections in PDF description may lead to denial of service
Replies: 14
Views: 2196

Re: XML External Entity (XXE) injections in PDF description may lead to denial of service

Off topic [...] Adding the ribbon UI was a very significant redesign - and that's why settings could not be kept from V6 for V7 (even for the Classic UI). Yes, I understand. However, I thought I remembered some earlier reply in which Tracker Support mentioned that development would see if there cou...
by Spiff
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: XML External Entity (XXE) injections in PDF description may lead to denial of service
Replies: 14
Views: 2196

Re: XML External Entity (XXE) injections in PDF description may lead to denial of service

I have it from the lead developer that the "vulnerability" would just be the "DoS attack". On a system with a multicore CPU, one core would be caught in a loop that could take literally years to complete. The Editor would hang. Thanks very much for that information, Paul. Of course it is better not...
by Spiff
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: XML External Entity (XXE) injections in PDF description may lead to denial of service
Replies: 14
Views: 2196

Re: XML External Entity (XXE) injections in PDF description may lead to denial of service

Thanks, Stefan. Could you also answer my other questions, that I asked in my previous post? Can a "Billion Laughs attack" exploiting the mentioned vulnerability 'only' cause a denial-of-service attack? Or are there other ways the mentioned vulnerability can be exploited, other than a DoS attack, att...
by Spiff
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: XML External Entity (XXE) injections in PDF description may lead to denial of service
Replies: 14
Views: 2196

Re: XML External Entity (XXE) injections in PDF description may lead to denial of service

Dear Tracker Support, Thanks very much, I noticed the fix in Editor version 7.0.327.0 . I am still on Editor version 6.0.322.7. I haven't updated to version 7.0, because I don't need the hassle of customizing 7.0, I still like how I customized 6.0, very much. If there is no serious security reason t...
by Spiff
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Viewer (End Users)
Topic: Was the buffer overflow issue only in Viewer, or also in Editor 6.0.322.7, or other products? SOLVED
Replies: 13
Views: 1754

Re: Was the buffer overflow issue only in Viewer, or also in Editor 6.0.322.7, or other products? SOLVED

Have you checked your spam inbox or message filtering options? Thanks, Patrick. Yes, I have checked my spambox, nothing there. Last time on the forum was on the Editor forum, December 4. Early December, I received e-mail notifications with no problems. I don't see what can be the cause of the curre...
by Spiff
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Viewer (End Users)
Topic: Was the buffer overflow issue only in Viewer, or also in Editor 6.0.322.7, or other products? SOLVED
Replies: 13
Views: 1754

Re: Was the buffer overflow issue only in Viewer, or also in Editor 6.0.322.7, or other products? SOLVED

The Editor was designed mostly independently from the Viewer - so these vulnerabilities (we've only really had two for the Viewer over the last decade!!!) have not been transferred. Thanks, that is what I assumed. Again, thanks very much, Stefan. Off topic - I don't seem to receive any e-mail notif...
by Spiff
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Viewer (End Users)
Topic: Was the buffer overflow issue only in Viewer, or also in Editor 6.0.322.7, or other products? SOLVED
Replies: 13
Views: 1754

Re: Was the buffer overflow issue only in Viewer, or also in Editor 6.0.322.7, or other products? SOLVED

Ah, thanks very much, Stefan, good to know, much appreciated.
Just to be sure, where you said, "the Editor was NOT affected", I suppose that also applies to Editor 6.0.322.7 and earlier, not only the new 7.0 series?

Best regards
by Spiff
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Viewer (End Users)
Topic: Was the buffer overflow issue only in Viewer, or also in Editor 6.0.322.7, or other products? SOLVED
Replies: 13
Views: 1754

Was the buffer overflow issue only in Viewer, or also in Editor 6.0.322.7, or other products? SOLVED

Dear Tracker Support, The buffer overflow issue as reported by Sebastian Feldmann, that was fixed in PDF-XChange Viewer version 2.5.322.8 , was that only in PDF-XChange Viewer, or also in PDF-XChange Editor 6.0.322.7 and earlier, or other products? I am asking, because not all Editor users are over ...
by Spiff
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Horrible V7 switches to ribbon and destroys GUI customizations SOLVED
Replies: 60
Views: 7486

Re: Horrible V7 switches to ribbon and destroys GUI customizations SOLVED

@AndyK, I think that avada meant to say that with the upgrade to v7.0 customizations made in v6.0 are not successfully migrated to v7.0. For that same reason, I will wait upgrading to v7.0. After switching from Viewer to Editor, last January, I made many customizations in Editor 6.0, to fit it to my...
by Spiff
Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Overview and description of Editor components
Replies: 19
Views: 2256

Re: Overview and description of Editor components

[...] the manual changes have been made and uploaded. You should be able to see them for yourself now. Thanks, Patrick. I checked the list of plugins that is displayed in the "list of features" in Switches for MSI Installers . The description for the "F_OFCPlugin" switch now reads: "to install the ...
by Spiff
Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Overview and description of Editor components
Replies: 19
Views: 2256

Re: Overview and description of Editor components

By the end of the day the corrections should be in the online manual, [...] And please don't forget to add the "Markdown files to PDF" plugin info in the online manual, also. ;) Thanks for pointing this out to us, it is great to correct such inconsistencies. Thanks, Paul. You're most welcome. It's ...
by Spiff
Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Overview and description of Editor components
Replies: 19
Views: 2256

Re: Overview and description of Editor components

[...] the editor has the built in capability of opening Office documents directly (conditional on the system having MS Office already installed) and that is different from the OFCPlugin which gives the capability of converting PDF to Office formats. That is listed in the GUI as "Convert to MS Offic...
by Spiff
Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Overview and description of Editor components
Replies: 19
Views: 2256

Re: Overview and description of Editor components

Thanks very much, Stefan!

Best regards,
Spiff
by Spiff
Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Overview and description of Editor components
Replies: 19
Views: 2256

Re: Overview and description of Editor components

Back to report that I successfully installed Editor 6.0.319.0, using Custom Setup, deselecting the components that I don't need. I have a few remarks, though. There seem to be some discrepancies between the list of plugins that is displayed in the "list of features" in Switches for MSI Installers , ...
by Spiff
Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Overview and description of Editor components
Replies: 19
Views: 2256

Re: Overview and description of Editor components

I believe you will find the same options in the GUI and through the command line as far as choosing components is concerned. Ah, that's great, thanks. Let us know when you get there if yo need any clarification. Thanks very much, Paul, I will do so, if I need any clarification. But I assume, with a...
by Spiff
Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Overview and description of Editor components
Replies: 19
Views: 2256

Re: Overview and description of Editor components

Thanks, Paul. I know that not all the switches for silent install are available in the installer GUI Custom Setup. As I don't need most of those switches, that's not a problem. But I hope the installer GUI Custom Setup still offers the option to deselect specific plugins that I don't need. If not, t...
by Spiff
Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Overview and description of Editor components
Replies: 19
Views: 2256

Re: Overview and description of Editor components

Thanks, Paul! Do you mean, in the installer GUI Custom Setup field the EXE installer does not offer all the selection options that are offered in the MSI installer's GUI Custom Setup field? I would never have expected that. Definitely good to know! In that case, I'll use the MSI installer. Thanks ve...
by Spiff
Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Overview and description of Editor components
Replies: 19
Views: 2256

Re: Overview and description of Editor components

Thanks very much, Paul. I intend to use the EXE installer and its GUI to select the desired components, I don't intend to do a command line installation or use a transform. I had been searching for a table that shows all options in the installer GUI Custom Setup field, including a more extensive des...
by Spiff
Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Overview and description of Editor components
Replies: 19
Views: 2256

Overview and description of Editor components

Dear Tracker Support, Up to now, I use PDF-Change Viewer, but I think it's time for me to move to the Editor. As I don't need all Editor features, with installation I would like to do a custom setup , to only install the Editor components that I need. I don't need the PDF-XChange Lite printer driver...
by Spiff
Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Viewer (End Users)
Topic: Version information for Viewer build 2.5.309.0
Replies: 5
Views: 1559

Re: Version information for Viewer build 2.5.309.0

Hi John, Thank you very much for your reply. You said, "we do not have the resources to maintain update info". That is up to Tracker Software to decide, of course, I can't decide what Tracker Software should do. But the Version History issue has been discussed before . In that earlier discussion, No...
by Spiff
Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Viewer (End Users)
Topic: Version information for Viewer build 2.5.309.0
Replies: 5
Views: 1559

Version information for Viewer build 2.5.309.0

Dear Tracker Support, A little while ago, the Viewer had an update to build 2.5.309.0. It would be good to know what was changed with that new build. However, on the Version History page for the Viewer the most recent information is still that for the 2.5.308.2 release. I'm not complaining, I'm just...
by Spiff
Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Viewer (End Users)
Topic: Viewer 2.5.213.0 and 2.5.213.1 version information
Replies: 22
Views: 6081

Re: Viewer 2.5.213.0 and 2.5.213.1 version information

Thank you very much for your clear reply, Will. I never would have expected that with the update to build 2.5.213.1 only the build number was updated, with no other changes or fixes than just that build number update. And regarding to "critical issues" or "critical bug fixes", you explained about th...
by Spiff
Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Viewer (End Users)
Topic: Viewer 2.5.213.0 and 2.5.213.1 version information
Replies: 22
Views: 6081

Re: Viewer 2.5.213.0 and 2.5.213.1 version information

Yay! I notice that the Viewer's version history page has been updated, as promised! :D Thank you very much. Two issues, however: 1. Builds 2.5.213.0, 2.5.214.0 and 2.5.214.1 are now documented, but not the 14 November 2013 2.5.213.1 update. It would be really appreciated if also the update details f...
by Spiff
Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Viewer (End Users)
Topic: Viewer 2.5.213.0 and 2.5.213.1 version information
Replies: 22
Views: 6081

Re: Viewer 2.5.213.0 and 2.5.213.1 version information

Nice to see there was another Viewer update, build 2.5.214.1, 8 January 2014, good to see the Viewer is still maintained with updates, when essential updates are required. But it's another one pending for the version history page, of course. :wink: Now it's builds 2.5.213.0, 2.5.213.1, 2.5.214.0 and...
by Spiff
Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:15 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Viewer (End Users)
Topic: Viewer 2.5.213.0 and 2.5.213.1 version information
Replies: 22
Views: 6081

Re: Viewer 2.5.213.0 and 2.5.213.1 version information

Yesterday, PDF-XChange Viewer was updated to build 2.5.214, so I noticed.
Well, that's another one pending for the version history page.
But that's for later, of course.
Happy New Year's Eve, everyone. :)
by Spiff
Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Viewer (End Users)
Topic: Viewer 2.5.213.0 and 2.5.213.1 version information
Replies: 22
Views: 6081

Re: Viewer 2.5.213.0 and 2.5.213.1 version information

Hi lmacri, Yes, it's almost two months since Viewer build 2.5.213.0 was issued, almost six weeks since 2.5.213.1, four weeks since I first asked about updating the Viewer's Version History page, and two weeks since I asked again, bus as today it is the day of Christmas Eve, I didn't want to ask agai...
by Spiff
Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Viewer (End Users)
Topic: Viewer 2.5.213.0 and 2.5.213.1 version information
Replies: 22
Views: 6081

Re: Viewer 2.5.213.0 and 2.5.213.1 version information

Tracker Supp-Stefan wrote: we will try to get that history page up to date as soon as possible.
Thank you very much, Stefan.

Best regards,
Spiff
by Spiff
Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Viewer (End Users)
Topic: Viewer 2.5.213.0 and 2.5.213.1 version information
Replies: 22
Views: 6081

Re: Viewer 2.5.213.0 and 2.5.213.1 version information

Having spoken to colleagues on this, they've told me that Version history should continue to be updated, which obviously makes sense. I will put in a word with the Developers to ensure that the Version History is updated to reflect the latest changes. Tomorrow, it is two weeks since then. The Viewe...
by Spiff
Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Viewer (End Users)
Topic: Viewer 2.5.213.0 and 2.5.213.1 version information
Replies: 22
Views: 6081

Re: Viewer 2.5.213.0 and 2.5.213.1 version information

Ah, great. :)
Thank you very much, Will.

Best regards,
Spiff
by Spiff
Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Viewer (End Users)
Topic: Viewer 2.5.213.0 and 2.5.213.1 version information
Replies: 22
Views: 6081

Re: Viewer 2.5.213.0 and 2.5.213.1 version information

Hi Will, Thank you very much for your reply. You wrote, I've just checked the Version History for the Viewer, and can confirm that. I'm not sure that we're updating the change log for the Viewer any more, but I will have to ask the Dev. Team to confirm that. Thanks very much. I really hope the Versi...
by Spiff
Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Viewer (End Users)
Topic: Viewer 2.5.213.0 and 2.5.213.1 version information
Replies: 22
Views: 6081

Viewer 2.5.213.0 and 2.5.213.1 version information

Dear Tracker Support, The Editor is now the main focus of development for viewing and editing and the Viewer will no longer be actively developed. However, recently, the Viewer had an update to build 2.5.213.0 (27[?] October 2013) and subsequently to build 2.5.213.1 (14 November 2013). As this may h...
by Spiff
Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: Welcome to Tracker Software Support Forums - Forum Rules & Regs
Topic: PDF-XChange Editor is GOLD !!!!!!!!
Replies: 59
Views: 188187

Re: PDF-XChange Editor is GOLD !!!!!!!!

Thank you very much, John.

Best regards, as always,
Spiff
by Spiff
Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: Welcome to Tracker Software Support Forums - Forum Rules & Regs
Topic: PDF-XChange Editor is GOLD !!!!!!!!
Replies: 59
Views: 188187

Re: PDF-XChange Editor is GOLD !!!!!!!!

Dear John, Thank you very much for your reply. I think your answer is clear. As I said, it is obvious that there will be no more updates adding new features or fixing non-security bugs in PDF-XChange Viewer. But security vulnerabilities are something else, I would say. Of course, the PDF-XChange Vie...
by Spiff
Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Welcome to Tracker Software Support Forums - Forum Rules & Regs
Topic: PDF-XChange Editor is GOLD !!!!!!!!
Replies: 59
Views: 188187

Re: PDF-XChange Editor is GOLD !!!!!!!!

Dear Tracker Support, With PDF-XChange Editor 3.0.305 now released on October 21, I understand that the Editor is now considered the main product, instead of the PDF-XChange Viewer. Am I correct? But I understand the Viewer is also still offered. I think it would be good to have one thing clear: As ...
by Spiff
Sat May 05, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Viewer (End Users)
Topic: Does Adobe's new Flash rendering affect Tracker's approach?
Replies: 6
Views: 1451

Re: Does Adobe's new Flash rendering affect Tracker's approa

OK, thanks, John.
I understand.

Best regards,
Spiff
by Spiff
Thu May 03, 2012 8:34 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Viewer (End Users)
Topic: Does Adobe's new Flash rendering affect Tracker's approach?
Replies: 6
Views: 1451

Re: Does Adobe's new Flash rendering affect Tracker's approa

I realize that my choice for topic title, "Does Adobe's new Flash rendering affect Tracker's approach?" , may have influenced and clouded what I tried to communicate. I only chose that title, with the use of the word "affect", because there was simply no room for a more extensive title that would ha...
by Spiff
Thu May 03, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Viewer (End Users)
Topic: Does Adobe's new Flash rendering affect Tracker's approach?
Replies: 6
Views: 1451

Re: Does Adobe's new Flash rendering affect Tracker's approa

Thanks, Ivan. When you say "public interfaces that are installed on a user's system", do you mean Adobe Flash Player? If so, that would mean that with PDF-XChange Viewer v.3 a similar system for Flash support will be used as Adobe is switching over to. Or, when you said "public interfaces that are i...
by Spiff
Thu May 03, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Viewer (End Users)
Topic: Does Adobe's new Flash rendering affect Tracker's approach?
Replies: 6
Views: 1451

Does Adobe's new Flash rendering affect Tracker's approach?

Dear Tracker Software Support, Earlier, integration of Flash support in PDF-XChange Viewer version 3 was mentioned. And I expressed my worries about adding the risk of Flash vulnerabilities with adding Flash support. Tracker Support promised to provide important security options in version 3 to guar...
by Spiff
Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Viewer (End Users)
Topic: version .196
Replies: 17
Views: 2579

Re: version .196

Thanks, Stefan,

Always good to know a problem was diagnosed and solved. :)

Best regards,
Spiff
by Spiff
Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Viewer (End Users)
Topic: version .196
Replies: 17
Views: 2579

Re: version .196

For your information, the update to build 197 went just fine, as usually. :)

Best regards,
Spiff
by Spiff
Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Viewer (End Users)
Topic: version .196
Replies: 17
Views: 2579

Re: version .196

Thanks very much, Paul.
by Spiff
Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Viewer (End Users)
Topic: version .196
Replies: 17
Views: 2579

Re: version .196

Hi Paul,

It concerns an .exe installed Viewer, installed many builds ago, and updated successfully time after time via the Live Updater. That was until the build 195 to 196 update.
The OS is Windows Vista Ultimate SP2 32 bit.

Best regards,
Spiff
by Spiff
Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Viewer (End Users)
Topic: version .196
Replies: 17
Views: 2579

Re: version .196

Hi Tracker Support, Jamie, Stefan, Paul, Today, visiting the forum, I noticed build 196 was issued last week. And I noticed the Live Updater didn't pick up that new build. So I downloaded 196, uninstalled 195, and installed 196, as was advised. That worked just fine. But now I still wonder - what is...
by Spiff
Tue May 10, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Viewer (End Users)
Topic: Vote for us if you like the PDF-XChange Viewer - thanks!
Replies: 4
Views: 869

Re: Vote for us if you like the PDF-XChange Viewer - thanks!

Thanks for explaining, John, I understand. And yes, you're right, of course, those are not polls. I only used that term, because you spoke of 'voting'. If the purpose of Tracker Software's suggestion to 'vote' for PDF-XChange Viewer is only to give some balance, in response to aggressive marketing f...
by Spiff
Mon May 09, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Viewer (End Users)
Topic: Vote for us if you like the PDF-XChange Viewer - thanks!
Replies: 4
Views: 869

Re: Vote for us if you like the PDF-XChange Viewer - thanks!

Hi John, hi Tracker Software, Last December, Secunia made a similar suggestion. http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/6817/vote_now_for_the_top_freeware_product_of_2010 It wasn't much appreciated. Techsupportalert.com (Gizmo's freeware) wrote: " Looks like somebody has organized a large sca...