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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Adobe Acrobat/Reader Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader Buffer Overflow in Core Plug-in Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1014712
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1014712
CVE Reference:   CVE-2005-2470   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 16 2005
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Adobe Reader 5.1, 6.0-6.0.3, 7.0-7.0.2, Adobe Acrobat 5.0-5.0.5, 6.0-6.0.3, 7.0-7.0.2
Description:   A buffer overflow vulnerability was reported in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A core application plug-in that is part of Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader contains a buffer overflow. A remote user can create a specially crafted file that, when opened by the target user, will trigger the overflow and cause the application to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code.

The vendor discovered this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system with the privileges of the target user.
Solution:   The vendor has issued fixed versions (7.0.3, 6.0.4, 5.0.10), available via the automatic upgrade feature or at:

http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads

For Adobe Reader on Linux or Solaris, upgrade to 7.0.1.

Vendor URL:  www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/321644.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (macOS/OS X), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Aug 16 2005 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader Buffer Overflow in Core Plug-in Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix.



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