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RHSA-2004-674: acroread Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the acroread packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

An updated Adobe Acrobat Reader package that fixes a security issue is now

The Adobe Acrobat Reader browser allows for the viewing, distributing, and
printing of documents in portable document format (PDF).

iDEFENSE has reported that Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0.9 contains a buffer
overflow when decoding email messages. A possible hacker could create a
malicious PDF file which could execute arbitrary code if opened by a
victim. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the
name CVE-2004-1152 to this issue.

All users of Acrobat Reader are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which contains Acrobat Reader version 5.0.10 which is not vulnerable to
this issue.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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