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SUSE-SA:2005:047: acroread Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the acroread package
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2005:047 (acroread).
A buffer overflow was found in the 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 CVE-2005-2470.
Note that for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 and SUSE Linux Desktop 1
Acrobat Reader support was already discontinued by an earlier
Solution : http://www.suse.de/security/advisories/2005_47_acroread.html
Threat Level: High
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