GLSA 200412-12: Adobe Acrobat Reader
Posted on: 12/16/2004 07:44 PM

An Adobe Acrobat Reader secuity update has been released for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200412-12
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Adobe Acrobat Reader: Buffer overflow vulnerability
Date: December 16, 2004
Bugs: #74406
ID: 200412-12

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Synopsis
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Adobe Acrobat Reader is vulnerable to a buffer overflow that could lead to remote execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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Adobe Acrobat Reader is a utility used to view PDF files.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-text/acroread < 5.10 >= 5.10

Description
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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 file.

Impact
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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.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Adobe Acrobat Reader users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/acroread-5.10"

References
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[ 1 ] CAN-2004-1152
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-1152
[ 2 ] Adobe Announcement
http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/331153.html

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200412-12.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2004 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0


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