GLSA-200907-06 : 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-200907-06
(Adobe Reader: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Adobe Reader:
Alin Rad Pop of Secunia Research reported a heap-based buffer
overflow in the JBIG2 filter (CVE-2009-0198).
Mark Dowd of the IBM Internet Security Systems X-Force and
Nicolas Joly of VUPEN Security reported multiple heap-based buffer
overflows in the JBIG2 filter (CVE-2009-0509, CVE-2009-0510,
CVE-2009-0511, CVE-2009-0512, CVE-2009-0888, CVE-2009-0889)
Arr1val reported that multiple methods in the JavaScript API
might lead to memory corruption when called with crafted arguments
(CVE-2009-1492, CVE-2009-1493).
An anonymous researcher reported a stack-based buffer overflow related
to U3D model files with a crafted extension block (CVE-2009-1855).
Jun Mao and Ryan Smith of iDefense Labs reported an integer overflow
related to the FlateDecode filter, which triggers a heap-based buffer
overflow (CVE-2009-1856).
Haifei Li of Fortinet's FortiGuard Global Security Research Team
reported a memory corruption vulnerability related to TrueType fonts
(CVE-2009-1857).
The Apple Product Security Team reported a memory corruption
vulnerability in the JBIG2 filter (CVE-2009-1858).
Matthew Watchinski of Sourcefire VRT reported an unspecified memory
corruption (CVE-2009-1859).
Will Dormann of CERT reported multiple heap-based buffer overflows when
processing JPX (aka JPEG2000) stream that trigger heap memory
corruption (CVE-2009-1861).
Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities have been discovered
(CVE-2009-2028).

Impact :

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

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200907-06.xml

Solution :

All Adobe Reader users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/acroread-8.1.6'

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true