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[GLSA-200508-11] Adobe Reader: Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Adobe Reader: Buffer Overflow
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200508-11
(Adobe Reader: Buffer Overflow)
A buffer overflow has been reported within a core application
plug-in, which is part of Adobe Reader.
A possible hacker may create a specially-crafted PDF file, enticing a
user to open it. This could trigger a buffer overflow as the file is
being loaded, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Adobe Reader users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/acroread-188.8.131.52"
Threat Level: Medium
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