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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2004 7:20 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 200412-12 ] Adobe Acrobat Reader: Buffer overflow vul Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Adobe Acrobat Reader: Buffer overflow vulnerability (GLSA 200412-12)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: December 16, 2004
Bug(s): #74406
ID: 200412-12

Synopsis

Adobe Acrobat Reader is vulnerable to a buffer overflow that could lead to remote execution of arbitrary code.

Background

Adobe Acrobat Reader is a utility used to view PDF files.

Affected Packages

Package: app-text/acroread
Vulnerable: < 5.10
Unaffected: >= 5.10
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

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.

Impact

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.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Adobe Acrobat Reader users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/acroread-5.10"


References

CAN-2004-1152
Adobe Announcement


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