Adobe Reader: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201201-19

Multiple vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or conduct various other attacks.

Affected Packages

app-text/acroread on all architectures
Affected versions < 9.4.7
Unaffected versions >= 9.4.7

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 using Adobe Reader, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code, a Denial of Service, or other impact.

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-9.4.7"
 

References

Release Date
January 30, 2012

Latest Revision
January 30, 2012: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

Bugzilla entries