Vulnerability Assessment & Network Security Forums



If through a vulnerability assessment, a network security issue is detected for the vulnerability below, applying the appropriate security patches in a timely matter is very important.  If you have detected that your system has already been compromised, following CERT's Network Security recovery document will assist with recommended steps for system recovery.


Home >> Browse Vulnerability Assessment Database >> Gentoo Local Security Checks >> [GLSA-200408-14] acroread: UUDecode filename buffer overflow


Vulnerability Assessment Details

[GLSA-200408-14] acroread: UUDecode filename buffer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
acroread: UUDecode filename buffer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200408-14
(acroread: UUDecode filename buffer overflow)


acroread contains two errors in the handling of UUEncoded filenames. First,
it fails to check the length of a filename before copying it into a fixed
size buffer and, secondly, it fails to check for the backtick shell
metacharacter in the filename before executing a command with a shell.

Impact

By enticing a user to open a PDF with a specially crafted filename, an
attacker could execute arbitrary code or programs with the permissions of
the user running acroread.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to
upgrade to the latest available version of acroread.

References:
http://idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=124&type=vulnerabilities
http://idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=125&type=vulnerabilities


Solution:
All acroread users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=app-text/acroread-5.09"
# emerge ">=app-text/acroread-5.09"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

Cables, Connectors

Dell PowerEdge R730 2x E5-2690v3 2.6GHz 12 Core 128GB 8x R-Series Tray H730 RAID
$6300.0
Dell PowerEdge R730 2x E5-2690v3 2.6GHz 12 Core 128GB 8x R-Series Tray H730 RAID pictureDell PowerEdge R730 2x E5-2690v3 2.6GHz 12 Core 128GB 8x 600GB 15K SAS H730 RAID
$8200.0
Dell PowerEdge R730 2x E5-2690v3 2.6GHz 12 Core 128GB 8x 600GB 15K SAS H730 RAID pictureDell PowerEdge R730 2x E5-2690v3 2.6GHz 12 Core 128GB 4x 600GB 15K SAS H730 RAID
$7375.0
Dell PowerEdge R730 2x E5-2690v3 2.6GHz 12 Core 128GB 4x 600GB 15K SAS H730 RAID pictureLSI SER523 REV B2 PCI 6-Port SATA RAID Card Lot of 5x Warranty
$69.99
LSI SER523 REV B2 PCI 6-Port SATA RAID Card Lot of 5x Warranty picture


Discussions

No Discussions have been posted on this vulnerability.