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|Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2004 7:20 am Post subject: [ GLSA 200412-12 ] Adobe Acrobat Reader: Buffer overflow vul
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Adobe Acrobat Reader: Buffer overflow vulnerability (GLSA 200412-12)
Date: December 16, 2004
Adobe Acrobat Reader is vulnerable to a buffer overflow that could lead to remote execution of arbitrary code.
Adobe Acrobat Reader is a utility used to view PDF files.
Vulnerable: < 5.10
Unaffected: >= 5.10
Architectures: All supported architectures
A buffer overflow has been discovered in the email processing of Adobe Acrobat Reader. This flaw exists in the mailListIsPdf function, which checks if the input file is an email message containing a PDF file.
A remote attacker could send the victim a specially-crafted email and PDF attachment, which would trigger the buffer overflow and possibly lead to the execution of arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running Adobe Acrobat Reader.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Adobe Acrobat Reader users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/acroread-5.10"
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