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[ GLSA 200412-12 ] Adobe Acrobat Reader: Buffer overflow vulnerability
From: Luke Macken <lewk () gentoo org>
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 18:50:30 -0500

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200412-12
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: Adobe Acrobat Reader: Buffer overflow vulnerability
      Date: December 16, 2004
      Bugs: #74406
        ID: 200412-12

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Synopsis
========

Adobe Acrobat Reader is vulnerable to a buffer overflow that could lead
to remote execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

Adobe Acrobat Reader is a utility used to view PDF files.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package            /  Vulnerable  /                    Unaffected
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  1  app-text/acroread       < 5.10                            >= 5.10

Description
===========

A buffer overflow has been discovered in the email processing of Adobe
Acrobat Reader. This flaw exists in the mailListIsPdf function, which
checks if the input file is an email message containing a PDF file.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could send the victim a specially-crafted email and
PDF attachment, which would trigger the buffer overflow and possibly
lead to the execution of arbitrary code with the permissions of the
user running Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Adobe Acrobat Reader users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/acroread-5.10"

References
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  [ 1 ] CAN-2004-1152
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-1152
  [ 2 ] Adobe Announcement
        http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/331153.html

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200412-12.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security () gentoo org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2004 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0

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