Adobe Reader: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code — GLSA 200808-10

Adobe Reader is vulnerable to execution of arbitrary code via a crafted PDF.

Affected Packages

app-text/acroread on all architectures
Affected versions < 8.1.2-r3
Unaffected versions >= 8.1.2-r3

Background

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

Description

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory reported that input to an unspecified JavaScript method is not properly validated.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PDF document, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user.

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-8.1.2-r3"

References

Release Date
August 09, 2008

Latest Revision
August 09, 2008: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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