GLSA-200507-09 : Adobe Acrobat Reader: Buffer overflow vulnerability
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 18668
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200507-09 (Adobe Acrobat Reader: Buffer overflow vulnerability)
A buffer overflow has been discovered in the UnixAppOpenFilePerform() function, which is called when Adobe Acrobat Reader tries to open a file with the '\\Filespec' tag.
By enticing a user to open a specially crafted PDF document, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionSince Adobe will most likely not update the 5.0 series of Adobe Acrobat Reader for Linux, all users should upgrade to the latest available version of the 7.0 series:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/acroread-7.0'