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Security update for acroread

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(Last modified: 14JUL2003)


solutions Security update for acroread SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (146983c4e3b561389880a7d699efcaf6)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Connectivity Server
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA32
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Office Server
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0

Package: acroread
Release: 20030714
Obsoletes: none

Indications

This update should be installed.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

Acrobat reader can be tricked to execute arbitrary code by clicking on
malicious formated URL tags in a PDF file.
This can happen when the user downloads a PDF file from an untrusted
source and leads to remote system compromise with the privileges of the
user running acroread.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fhv acroread.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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