FreeBSD : acroread -- buffer overflow vulnerability (70c59485-ee5a-11d9-8310-0001020eed82)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 18979


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


An Adobe Security Advisory reports :

A vulnerability within Adobe Reader has been identified. Under certain circumstances, remote exploitation of a buffer overflow in Adobe Reader could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

If exploited, it could allow the execution of arbitrary code under the privileges of the local user. Remote exploitation is possible if the malicious PDF document is sent as an email attachment or if the PDF document is accessed via a web link.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 18979

File Name: freebsd_pkg_70c59485ee5a11d983100001020eed82.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2015/05/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

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: 2005/07/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/07/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1625