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Adobe Acrobat Reader: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200803-01 / acroread
Release Date March 02, 2008
Latest Revision March 05, 2008: 05
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
app-text/acroread < 8.1.2 >= 8.1.2 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #170177


Adobe Acrobat Reader is vulnerable to remote code execution, Denial of Service, and cross-site request forgery attacks.

2.  Impact Information


Adobe Acrobat Reader is a PDF reader released by Adobe.


Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Adobe Acrobat Reader, including:

  • A file disclosure when using file:// in PDF documents (CVE-2007-1199)
  • Multiple buffer overflows in unspecified Javascript methods (CVE-2007-5659)
  • An unspecified vulnerability in the Escript.api plugin (CVE-2007-5663)
  • An untrusted search path (CVE-2007-5666)
  • Incorrect handling of printers (CVE-2008-0667)
  • An integer overflow when passing incorrect arguments to "printSepsWithParams" (CVE-2008-0726)

Other unspecified vulnerabilities have also been reported (CVE-2008-0655).


A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted document, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. A remote attacker could also perform cross-site request forgery attacks, or cause a Denial of Service.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


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

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/acroread-8.1.2"

4.  References


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