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[GLSA-200507-09] Adobe Acrobat Reader: Buffer overflow vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Adobe Acrobat Reader: Buffer overflow vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200507-09
(Adobe Acrobat Reader: Buffer overflow vulnerability)


A buffer overflow has been discovered in the
UnixAppOpenFilePerform() function, which is called when Adobe Acrobat
Reader tries to open a file with the "\Filespec" tag.

Impact

By enticing a user to open a specially crafted PDF document, a
remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary
code.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-1625
http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=279&type=vulnerabilities&flashstatus=true
http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/329083.html


Solution:
Since Adobe will most likely not update the 5.0 series of Adobe
Acrobat Reader for Linux, all users should upgrade to the latest
available version of the 7.0 series:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/acroread-7.0"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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