GLSA-200901-09 : Adobe Reader: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

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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-200901-09
(Adobe Reader: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

An unspecified vulnerability can be triggered by a malformed PDF
document, as demonstrated by 2008-HI2.pdf (CVE-2008-2549).
Peter Vreugdenhil, Dyon Balding, Will Dormann, Damian Frizza, and Greg
MacManus reported a stack-based buffer overflow in the util.printf
JavaScript function that incorrectly handles the format string argument
(CVE-2008-2992).
Greg MacManus of iDefense Labs reported an array index error that can
be leveraged for an out-of-bounds write, related to parsing of Type 1
fonts (CVE-2008-4812).
Javier Vicente Vallejo and Peter Vregdenhil, via Zero Day Initiative,
reported multiple unspecified memory corruption vulnerabilities
(CVE-2008-4813).
Thomas Garnier of SkyRecon Systems reported an unspecified
vulnerability in a JavaScript method, related to an 'input validation
issue' (CVE-2008-4814).
Josh Bressers of Red Hat reported an untrusted search path
vulnerability (CVE-2008-4815).
Peter Vreugdenhil reported through iDefense that the Download Manager
can trigger a heap corruption via calls to the AcroJS function
(CVE-2008-4817).

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PDF
document, and local attackers could entice a user to run acroread from
an untrusted working directory. Both might result in the execution of
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application,
or a Denial of Service.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200901-09.xml

Solution :

All Adobe Reader users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/acroread-8.1.3'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 35367 (gentoo_GLSA-200901-09.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2549
CVE-2008-2992
CVE-2008-4812
CVE-2008-4813
CVE-2008-4814
CVE-2008-4815
CVE-2008-4817