Adobe Acrobat Reader: Buffer overflow vulnerability
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200412-12 / acroread
||December 16, 2004
||December 16, 2004: 01
All supported architectures
Adobe Acrobat Reader is vulnerable to a buffer overflow that could lead to
remote execution of arbitrary code.
Adobe Acrobat Reader is a utility used to view PDF files.
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
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Adobe Acrobat Reader users should upgrade to the latest
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/acroread-5.10"