GLSA 200508-11 Adobe Reader: Buffer Overflow
Posted on: 08/19/2005 10:56 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Adobe Reader: Buffer Overflow. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200508-11
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Adobe Reader: Buffer Overflow
Date: August 19, 2005
Bugs: #102730
ID: 200508-11

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Synopsis
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Adobe Reader is vulnerable to a buffer overflow which could potentially
lead to execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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Adobe 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 lt; 7.0.1.1 gt;= 7.0.1.1

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

Impact
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An attacker 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
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There is no known workaround at this time.

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

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=app-text/acroread-7.0.1.1"

References
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[ 1 ] CAN-2005-2470
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?nameƊN-2005-2470
[ 2 ] Adobe Document 321644
http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/321644.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-200508-11.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 2005 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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