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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Adobe Acrobat Reader: Buffer overflow vulnerability
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200412-12
(Adobe Acrobat Reader: Buffer overflow vulnerability)
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
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
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/acroread-5.10"
Network Security Threat Level: Medium
Networks Security ID:
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi
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