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Adobe Reader: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201206-14 / acroread
Release Date June 22, 2012
Latest Revision June 22, 2012: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
app-text/acroread < 9.5.1 >= 9.5.1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #405949, #411499


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 found in Adobe Reader, including an integer overflow in TrueType Font handling (CVE-2012-0774) and multiple unspecified errors which could cause memory corruption.


A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PDF file, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.

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-9.5.1"

4.  References


Page updated June 22, 2012

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