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Adobe Reader: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201308-03 / Ebuild
Release Date August 22, 2013
Latest Revision January 30, 2014: 2
Impact high
Exploitable local, remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
app-text/acroread < 9.5.5 >= 9.5.5 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #431732, #451058, #469960


Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Adobe Reader, including potential remote execution of arbitrary code and local privilege escalation.

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, possibly resulting in arbitrary code execution or a Denial of Service condition. A local attacker could gain privileges via unspecified vectors.

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-9.5.5"

4.  References


Page updated August 22, 2013

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