GLSA-200904-17 : Adobe Reader: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

critical Nessus Plugin ID 36196
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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-200904-17 (Adobe Reader: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Adobe Reader:
Alin Rad Pop of Secunia Research reported a heap-based buffer overflow when processing PDF files containing a malformed JBIG2 symbol dictionary segment (CVE-2009-0193).
A buffer overflow related to a non-JavaScript function call and possibly an embedded JBIG2 image stream has been reported (CVE-2009-0658).
Tenable Network Security reported a stack-based buffer overflow that can be triggered via a crafted argument to the getIcon() method of a Collab object (CVE-2009-0927).
Sean Larsson of iDefense Labs reported a heap-based buffer overflow when processing a PDF file containing a JBIG2 stream with a size inconsistency related to an unspecified table (CVE-2009-0928).
Jonathan Brossard of the iViZ Security Research Team reported an unspecified vulnerability related to JBIG2 and input validation (CVE-2009-1061).
Will Dormann of CERT/CC reported a vulnerability lading to memory corruption related to JBIG2 (CVE-2009-1062).
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PDF document, possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application, or a Denial of Service.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Adobe Reader users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/acroread-8.1.4'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 36196

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200904-17.nasl

Version: 1.26

Type: local

Published: 4/21/2009

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.8


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC: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: 4/18/2009

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (Adobe Collab.getIcon() Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0193, CVE-2009-0658, CVE-2009-0927, CVE-2009-0928, CVE-2009-1061, CVE-2009-1062

BID: 33751, 34169, 34229

GLSA: 200904-17

TRA: TRA-2009-01

CWE: 20, 119