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Security update for Acrobat Reader

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(Last modified: 20DEC2004)


solutions Security update for Acrobat Reader SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (e77160ba6ee3d156fc8dd86250343c9c)

Applies to

Package: acroread
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
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
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
Patch: patch-9569
Release: 20041220
Obsoletes: 22f606e0a125a66339787ef7b45e6387

Indications

Everyone should update.

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 -Fvh acroread.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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