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Security Advisory: Buffer overflow vulnerability in Adobe Reader (Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, IBM-AIX)

Advisory Name: Buffer overflow vulnerability in Adobe Reader

Release Date: July 05, 2005

Product: Adobe Reader 5.0.9, 5.0.10

Platform: Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, IBM-AIX

Vulnerability Identifier: CAN-2005-1625

Overview: A vulnerability within Adobe Reader has been identified. Under certain circumstances, remote exploitation of a buffer overflow in Adobe Reader could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

Adobe has solutions available that can rectify these issues. Please refer to the "Recommendations" section for further information.

Effect: If exploited, it could allow the execution of arbitrary code under the privileges of the local user. Remote exploitation is possible if the malicious PDF document is sent as an email attachment or if the PDF document is accessed via a web link.

Details: The vulnerability is within the Adobe Reader control. Under special circumstances, if a malicious PDF file is opened using Adobe Reader, a stack buffer overflow could occur resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.

Recommendations:

Do one of the following:

-- If you use Adobe Reader 5.0.9 or 5.0.10 on Linux or Solaris, download Adobe Reader 7.0 at www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html.

-- If you use Adobe Reader 5.0.9 or 5.0.10 on IBM-AIX or HP-UX, download Adobe Reader 5.0.11 at www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html.

Caveats: None

Vulnerability Identifier Cross-Reference: CVE ID: CAN-2005-1625

Acknowledgment: Adobe would like to thank iDEFENSE Labs, for reporting the issue.

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