Adobe Reader: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201206-14

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 < 9.5.1
Unaffected versions >= 9.5.1

Background

Adobe Reader is a closed-source PDF reader.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Adobe Reader, including an integer overflow in TrueType Font handling (CVE-2012-0774) and multiple unspecified errors which could cause memory corruption.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PDF file, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or 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-9.5.1"
 

References

Release Date
June 22, 2012

Latest Revision
June 22, 2012: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

Bugzilla entries