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Acrobat flaw

Date: July 07, 2005
Source: Australian IT

Adobe has issued a warning that flaws in versions of its popular Acrobat document reader for Linux and other Unix-based operating systems could allow a hacker to take control of a PC.

The issue affects Acrobat reader versions 5.0.9 and 5.0.10 for operating systems including Linux, HP-UX, IBM-AIX and Sun's Solaris.

"If exploited, it could allow the execution of arbitrary code under the privileges of a local user," Adobe said in a security advisory posted on its website.

"Remote execution is possible if the malicious PDF document is sent as an email attachment or if the PDF document is accessed via a web link."

Adobe recommended users either download Acrobat Reader version 7.0 for Linux or Solaris, or version 5.0.11 for IBM-AIX or HP-UX to cure the problem.
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