SuSE 11.2 / 11.3 Security Update : acroread (SAT Patch Numbers 8688 / 8689)

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Synopsis :

The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Adobe has discontinued the support of Adobe Reader for Linux in June
2013.

Newer security problems and bugs are no longer fixed.

As the Adobe Reader is binary only software and we cannot provide a
replacement, SUSE declares the acroread package of Adobe Reader as
being out of support and unmaintained.

If you do not need Acrobat Reader, we recommend to uninstall the
'acroread' package.

This update removes the Acrobat Reader PDF plugin to avoid automatic
exploitation by clicking on web pages with embedded PDFs.

The stand alone 'acroread' binary is still available, but again, we do
not recommend to use it.

See also :

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=843835

Solution :

Apply SAT patch number 8688 / 8689 as appropriate.

Risk factor :

High

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 71763 ()

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