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Security update for Acrobat Reader


(Last modified: 22AUG2005)

solutions Security update for Acrobat Reader SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (4a061c28380008ffcc1c4f3f50c4c229)

Applies to

Package: acroread
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-10432
Release: 20050822
Obsoletes: none


Install this if you are using Adobe Acrobat Reader.



Problem description

Buffer overflow in a "core application plug-in" for the Adobe Reader allows attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via unknown vectors.
This is tracked by the Mitre CVE ID CAN-2005-2470.
The described issue refers to SUSE Security Advisory SUSE-SA:2005:047.


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 -Fvh acroread.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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