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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 3:08 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200508-11 ] Adobe Reader: Buffer Overflow Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Adobe Reader: Buffer Overflow (GLSA 200508-11)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: August 19, 2005
Bug(s): #102730
ID: 200508-11

Synopsis

Adobe Reader is vulnerable to a buffer overflow which could potentially lead to execution of arbitrary code.

Background

Adobe Reader is a utility used to view PDF files.

Affected Packages

Package: app-text/acroread
Vulnerable: < 7.0.1.1
Unaffected: >= 7.0.1.1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

A buffer overflow has been reported within a core application plug-in, which is part of Adobe Reader.

Impact

An attacker may create a specially-crafted PDF file, enticing a user to open it. This could trigger a buffer overflow as the file is being loaded, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.

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-7.0.1.1"


References

CAN-2005-2470
Adobe Document 321644


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