GLSA 200808-10 Adobe Reader: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Posted on: 08/09/2008 11:55 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Adobe Reader: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200808-10
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Adobe Reader: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Date: August 09, 2008
Bugs: #233383
ID: 200808-10

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Synopsis
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Adobe Reader is vulnerable to execution of arbitrary code via a crafted
PDF.

Background
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Adobe Reader (formerly Adobe Acrobat Reader) is a closed-source PDF
reader.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-text/acroread lt; 8.1.2-r3 gt;= 8.1.2-r3

Description
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The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory reported that
input to an unspecified JavaScript method is not properly validated.

Impact
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A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PDF
document, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code
with the privileges of the user.

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-8.1.2-r3"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-2641
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2641

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-200808-10.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 2008 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/2.5



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