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Adobe Reader: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201201-19 / acroread
Release Date January 30, 2012
Latest Revision January 30, 2012: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
app-text/acroread < 9.4.7 >= 9.4.7 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #354211, #382969, #393481


Multiple vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or conduct various other attacks.

2.  Impact Information


Adobe Reader is a closed-source PDF reader.


Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Adobe Reader. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PDF file using Adobe Reader, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code, a Denial of Service, or other impact.

3.  Resolution Information


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-9.4.7"

4.  References


Page updated January 30, 2012

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