SUSE SLED11 Security Update : acroread (SUSE-SU-2013:1967-1)

This script is Copyright (C) 2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote SUSE 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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?13e5cce2
http://www.nessus.org/u?8f88a90b
https://bugzilla.novell.com/843835
http://www.nessus.org/u?ad285f04

Solution :

To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP3 :

zypper in -t patch sledsp3-acroread-8689

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP2 :

zypper in -t patch sledsp2-acroread-8688

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

Risk factor :

High

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 83605 ()

Bugtraq ID:

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