GLSA-200507-09 : Adobe Acrobat Reader: Buffer overflow vulnerability

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200507-09
(Adobe Acrobat Reader: Buffer overflow vulnerability)

A buffer overflow has been discovered in the
UnixAppOpenFilePerform() function, which is called when Adobe Acrobat
Reader tries to open a file with the '\\Filespec' tag.

Impact :

By enticing a user to open a specially crafted PDF document, a
remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary
code.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?876dbbce
http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/329083.html
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200507-09.xml

Solution :

Since Adobe will most likely not update the 5.0 series of Adobe
Acrobat Reader for Linux, all users should upgrade to the latest
available version of the 7.0 series:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/acroread-7.0'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18668 (gentoo_GLSA-200507-09.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1625