Adobe Reader: Buffer Overflow
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200508-11 / acroread
||August 19, 2005
||August 19, 2005: 01
All supported architectures
Adobe Reader is vulnerable to a buffer overflow which could potentially
lead to execution of arbitrary code.
Adobe Reader is a utility used to view PDF files.
A buffer overflow has been reported within a core application
plug-in, which is part of Adobe Reader.
An attacker may create a specially-crafted PDF file, enticing a
user to open it. This could trigger a buffer overflow as the file is
being loaded, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Adobe Reader users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/acroread-18.104.22.168"