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-200508-11] Adobe Reader: Buffer Overflow


Vulnerability Assessment Details

[GLSA-200508-11] Adobe Reader: Buffer Overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Adobe Reader: Buffer Overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200508-11
(Adobe Reader: Buffer Overflow)


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

Impact

A possible hacker 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.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2470
http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/321644.html


Solution:
All Adobe Reader users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/acroread-7.0.1.1"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

Cables, Connectors

Dell R720xd 12-Core Server 2x E5-2630 2.3GHz 192GB-8 4x 400GB, 8x 3TB H710
$2524.5
Dell R720xd 12-Core Server 2x E5-2630 2.3GHz 192GB-8 4x 400GB, 8x 3TB H710 pictureHP DL380 G10 8-Core Server 1x Bronze 3106 1.7GHz 96GB-16 4x 4TB SAS E408i LFF
$5592.0
HP DL380 G10 8-Core Server 1x Bronze 3106 1.7GHz 96GB-16 4x 4TB SAS E408i LFF pictureHP DL380 G10 8-Core Server 1x Bronze 3106 1.7GHz 64GB-16 8x 6TB SAS E408i LFF
$6226.5
HP DL380 G10 8-Core Server 1x Bronze 3106 1.7GHz 64GB-16 8x 6TB SAS E408i LFF pictureDell R620 20-Core Server 2x E5-2650L v2 1.7GHz 512GB-32 8x 1.2TB SAS H710 8 Bay
$3715.14
Dell R620 20-Core Server 2x E5-2650L v2 1.7GHz 512GB-32 8x 1.2TB SAS H710 8 Bay picture


Discussions

No Discussions have been posted on this vulnerability.