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Adobe Reader: Multiple vulnerabilities

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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

Synopsis

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

2.  Impact Information

Background

Adobe Reader is a closed-source PDF reader.

Description

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

Impact

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

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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