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<title>Adobe Acrobat Reader: Buffer overflow vulnerability</title>
<synopsis>
Adobe Acrobat Reader is vulnerable to a buffer overflow that could lead to
remote execution of arbitrary code.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">acroread</product>
<announced>July 11, 2005</announced>
<revised>July 11, 2005: 01</revised>
<bug>98101</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="app-text/acroread" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">7.0</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="le">5.10</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
Adobe Acrobat Reader is a utility used to view PDF files.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
A buffer overflow has been discovered in the
UnixAppOpenFilePerform() function, which is called when Adobe Acrobat
Reader tries to open a file with the "\Filespec" tag.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
By enticing a user to open a specially crafted PDF document, a
remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary
code.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
Since Adobe will most likely not update the 5.0 series of Adobe
Acrobat Reader for Linux, all users should upgrade to the latest
available version of the 7.0 series:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=app-text/acroread-7.0&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1625">CAN-2005-1625</uri>
<uri link="http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=279&amp;type=vulnerabilities&amp;flashstatus=true">iDEFENSE Security Advisory</uri>
<uri link="http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/329083.html">Adobe Security Advisory</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Fri, 08 Jul 2005 08:39:08 +0000">
koon
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Fri, 08 Jul 2005 15:11:50 +0000">
DerCorny
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Sat, 09 Jul 2005 18:37:26 +0000">
vorlon078
</metadata>
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