Adobe Reader: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 200910-03

Multiple vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader might result in the execution of arbitrary code, or other attacks.

Affected Packages

app-text/acroread on all architectures
Affected versions < 9.2
Unaffected versions >= 9.2

Background

Adobe Reader (formerly Adobe Acrobat Reader) is a closed-source PDF reader.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in Adobe Reader. For further information please consult the CVE entries and the Adobe Security Bulletin referenced below.

Impact

A remote attacker might entice a user to open a specially crafted PDF file, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application, Denial of Service, the creation of arbitrary files on the victim's system, "Trust Manager" bypass, or social engineering attacks.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Adobe Reader users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/acroread-9.2"

References

Release Date
October 25, 2009

Latest Revision
October 25, 2009: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

Bugzilla entries