Adobe Systems Incorporated Information for VU#200132

Various UNIX and Linux PDF readers/viewers execute commands embedded within hyperlinks

Status

Affected

Vendor Statement

New versions of the Adobe Readers for UNIX are now available from the Adobe web site. You can find version 5.07 for Linux, Solaris, HP/UX and AIX at http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html.

Adobe Reader 5.07 contains a patch that closes a potential security hole whereby a weblink could execute shell commands. Adobe recommends that all users on the forementioned platforms upgrade to the latest version of the Adobe Reader.

This security patch only affects Adobe Readers on Linux, Solaris, HP/UX and AIX platforms. Macintosh users (OS 9.x and OS 10.X) and Windows users are not affected. The Adobe Acrobat product line is also not affected by this security issue.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor References

None

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.