GLSA-200901-09 : Adobe Reader: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
High Nessus Plugin ID 35367
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200901-09 (Adobe Reader: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)
An unspecified vulnerability can be triggered by a malformed PDF document, as demonstrated by 2008-HI2.pdf (CVE-2008-2549).
Greg MacManus of iDefense Labs reported an array index error that can be leveraged for an out-of-bounds write, related to parsing of Type 1 fonts (CVE-2008-4812).
Javier Vicente Vallejo and Peter Vregdenhil, via Zero Day Initiative, reported multiple unspecified memory corruption vulnerabilities (CVE-2008-4813).
Josh Bressers of Red Hat reported an untrusted search path vulnerability (CVE-2008-4815).
Peter Vreugdenhil reported through iDefense that the Download Manager can trigger a heap corruption via calls to the AcroJS function (CVE-2008-4817).
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PDF document, and local attackers could entice a user to run acroread from an untrusted working directory. Both might result in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application, or a Denial of Service.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Adobe Reader users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/acroread-8.1.3'