GLSA-200508-11 : Adobe Reader: Buffer Overflow

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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-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 :

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 :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/321644.html
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200508-11.xml

Solution :

All Adobe Reader users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/acroread-7.0.1.1'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19484 (gentoo_GLSA-200508-11.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2470