FreeBSD : acroread5 -- mailListIsPdf() buffer overflow vulnerability (28e93883-539f-11d9-a9e7-0001020eed82)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 18879


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


An iDEFENSE Security Advisory reports :

Remote exploitation of a buffer overflow in version 5.09 of Adobe Acrobat Reader for Unix could allow for execution of arbitrary code.

The vulnerability specifically exists in a the function mailListIsPdf(). This function checks if the input file is an email message containing a PDF. It unsafely copies user-supplied data using strcat into a fixed sized buffer.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 18879

File Name: freebsd_pkg_28e93883539f11d9a9e70001020eed82.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.19 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2013/11/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:acroread, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:acroread4, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:acroread5, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2004/12/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/10/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1152

CERT: 253024