SUSE SLED11 Security Update : acroread (SUSE-SU-2013:1967-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 83605


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


Adobe has discontinued the support of Adobe Reader for Linux in June 2013.

Newer security problems and bugs are no longer fixed.

As the Adobe Reader is binary only software and we cannot provide a replacement, SUSE declares the acroread package of Adobe Reader as being out of support and unmaintained.

If you do not need Acrobat Reader, we recommend to uninstall the 'acroread' package.

This update removes the Acrobat Reader PDF plugin to avoid automatic exploitation by clicking on web pages with embedded PDFs.

The stand alone 'acroread' binary is still available, but again, we do not recommend to use it.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP3 :

zypper in -t patch sledsp3-acroread-8689

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP2 :

zypper in -t patch sledsp2-acroread-8688

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83605

File Name: suse_SU-2013-1967-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/20

Modified: 2015/05/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:acroread, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:acroread_ja, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2013/12/27