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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-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.
By enticing a user to open a specially crafted PDF document, a
remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary
There is no known workaround at this time.
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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