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

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
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
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

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 :

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
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