AdobeReader_sve providing - malicious?

Jonathan Underwood jonathan.underwood at
Thu May 27 21:01:09 UTC 2010


I just noticed that if I enable the adobe repository, the AdobeReader
quickly gets pulled in when installing the flash plugin on a 64 bit
machine, since it seems to be providing This just
seems a little bit suspect to me.

Eg. if I run

yum -v install nspluginwrapper.x86_64 nspluginwrapper.i686
alsa-plugins-pulseaudio.i686 libcurl.i686

and then look at the output, I see

--> Processing Dependency: for package:
Searching pkgSack for dep:
TSINFO: Marking AdobeReader_sve-8.1.7-1.i486 as install for

It seems a little like Adobe is trying to install Reader via a
backdoor dependency?


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