Adobe Reader: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201009-05

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 < 9.3.4
Unaffected versions >= 9.3.4

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 Bulletins 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, or bypass intended sandbox restrictions, make cross-domain requests, inject arbitrary web script or HTML, or cause a Denial of Service condition.

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-9.3.4"

References

Release Date
September 07, 2010

Latest Revision
September 07, 2010: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

Bugzilla entries