GLSA-200701-16 : Adobe Acrobat Reader: Multiple vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 24252
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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200701-16 (Adobe Acrobat Reader: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Adobe Acrobat Reader in stand-alone mode is vulnerable to remote code execution via heap corruption when loading a specially crafted PDF file.
The browser plugin released with Adobe Acrobat Reader ( does not properly handle URLs, and crashes if given a URL that is too long.
The plugin does not correctly handle JavaScript, and executes JavaScript that is given as a GET variable to the URL of a PDF file.
Lastly, the plugin does not properly handle the FDF, xml, xfdf AJAX request parameters following the # character in a URL, allowing for multiple cross-site scripting vulnerabilities.
Impact :

An attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PDF file and execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user running Adobe Acrobat Reader. An attacker could also entice a user to browse to a specially crafted URL and either crash the Adobe Acrobat Reader browser plugin, execute arbitrary JavaScript in the context of the user's browser, or inject arbitrary HTML or JavaScript into the document being viewed by the user. Note that users who have emerged Adobe Acrobat Reader with the 'nsplugin' USE flag disabled are not vulnerable to issues with the Adobe Acrobat Reader browser plugin.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Adobe Acrobat Reader users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/acroread-7.0.9'

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 24252

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200701-16.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: local

Published: 1/26/2007

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:acroread, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/22/2007

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/27/2006

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5857, CVE-2007-0044, CVE-2007-0045, CVE-2007-0046, CVE-2007-0048

GLSA: 200701-16

CWE: 352, 399