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Security update for Acrobat Reader

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(Last modified: 26AUG2005)


solutions Security update for Acrobat Reader SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (e4e5a02e16f26b863bdc39c013ca827e)

Applies to

Package: acroread
glibc-locale-32bit
curl-32bit
glib2-32bit
gtk2-32bit
pango-32bit
atk-32bit
gtk2
gtk2-devel
gtk2-doc
pango
atk
atk-doc
glib2
Product(s): Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Patch: patch-10453
Release: 20050826
Obsoletes: 7c1a0c9c884f08dfefd2f3ca9e85e5d9
8440156f365603ca364878d284ec4e4c

Indications

Install this update if you are using Acrobat Reader.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

This update fixes a buffer overflow in Acrobat Reader versions 5 and 7, where an attacker could execute code by providing a handmade PDF to the viewer.
The Acrobat Reader 5 versions of 9.1 and 9.2 were upgraded to Acrobat Reader 7. This version upgrade can cause new dependencies to appear, please check with the YaST Software Package Installation frontend if there are new dependencies and install the required packages.
Since this attack could be done via E-Mail messages or webpages, this should be considered to be remote exploitable.
This issue is tracked by the Mitre CVE ID CAN-2005-1625.
Also a buffer overflow was found in a "core application plug-in" for the Adobe Reader that 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.

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 -Fvh acroread.rpm glibc-locale-32bit.rpm curl-32bit.rpm glib2-32bit.rpm gtk2-32bit.rpm pango-32bit.rpm atk-32bit.rpm gtk2.rpm gtk2-devel.rpm gtk2-doc.rpm pango.rpm atk.rpm atk-doc.rpm glib2.rpm

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