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Security update for acroread

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(Last modified: 24AUG2004)


solutions Security update for acroread SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (22f606e0a125a66339787ef7b45e6387)

Applies to

Package: acroread
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
Patch: patch-9300
Release: 20040824
Obsoletes: none

Indications

This update should be installed.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

A buffer overflow and a shell meta character problem within the
acrobat reader has been fixed, which allowed attackers to execute
arbitrary commands as the user viewing a specially crafted document.

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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