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[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

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