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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Adobe Reader: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 200808-10)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: August 09, 2008
Bug(s): #233383
ID: 200808-10

Synopsis

Adobe Reader is vulnerable to execution of arbitrary code via a crafted PDF.

Background

Adobe Reader (formerly Adobe Acrobat Reader) is a closed-source PDF reader.

Affected Packages

Package: app-text/acroread
Vulnerable: < 8.1.2-r3
Unaffected: >= 8.1.2-r3
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory reported that input to an unspecified JavaScript method is not properly validated.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PDF document, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Adobe Reader users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/acroread-8.1.2-r3"


References

CVE-2008-2641
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