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Adobe Reader: Arbitrary Code Execution

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1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201309-10 / acroread
Release Date September 15, 2013
Latest Revision September 15, 2013: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
app-text/acroread < 9.5.5 >= 9.5.5 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #483210

Synopsis

A vulnerability in Adobe Reader could result in execution of arbitrary code or Denial of Service.

2.  Impact Information

Background

Adobe Reader is a closed-source PDF reader.

Description

An unspecified vulnerability exists in Adobe Reader.

Impact

An attacker could execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service condition.

3.  Resolution Information

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

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



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