Security update for acroread (important)

ID SUSE-SU-2013:1967-1
Type suse
Reporter Suse
Modified 2013-12-27T18:04:13


Adobe has discontinued the support of Adobe Reader for Linux in June 2013.

Newer security problems and bugs are no longer fixed.

As the Adobe Reader is binary only software and we cannot provide a replacement, SUSE declares the acroread package of Adobe Reader as being out of support and unmaintained.

If you do not need Acrobat Reader, we recommend to uninstall the "acroread" package.

This update removes the Acrobat Reader PDF plugin to avoid automatic exploitation by clicking on web pages with embedded PDFs.

The stand alone "acroread" binary is still available, but again, we do not recommend to use it.