Adobe Reader: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201308-03

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Adobe Reader, including potential remote execution of arbitrary code and local privilege escalation.

Affected Packages

app-text/acroread on all architectures
Affected versions < 9.5.5
Unaffected versions >= 9.5.5

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, possibly resulting in arbitrary code execution or a Denial of Service condition. A local attacker could gain privileges via unspecified vectors.

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-9.5.5"
 

References

Release Date
August 22, 2013

Latest Revision
January 30, 2014: 2

Severity
high

Exploitable
local, remote

Bugzilla entries