Adobe Reader is vulnerable to execution of arbitrary code.
|Package||app-text/acroread on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 8.1.3|
|Unaffected versions||>= 8.1.3|
Adobe Reader (formerly Adobe Acrobat Reader) is a closed-source PDF reader.
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PDF document, and local attackers could entice a user to run acroread from an untrusted working directory. Both might result in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application, or a Denial of Service.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Adobe Reader users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/acroread-8.1.3"
January 13, 2009
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