Security Advisory acroread security update

Advisory: RHSA-2004:432-08
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Important
Issued on: 2004-08-26
Last updated on: 2004-08-26
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 3)
CVEs ( CVE-2004-0630


An updated Adobe Acrobat Reader package that fixes multiple security issues
is now available.

The Adobe Acrobat Reader browser allows for the viewing, distributing, and
printing of documents in portable document format (PDF).

iDEFENSE has reported that Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 contains a buffer
overflow when decoding uuencoded documents. An attacker could execute
arbitrary code on a victim's machine if a user opens a specially crafted
uuencoded document. This issue poses the threat of remote execution, since
Acrobat Reader may be the default handler for PDF files. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the name CAN-2004-0631
to this issue.

iDEFENSE also reported that Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 contains an input
validation error in its uuencoding feature. An attacker could create a
file with a specially crafted file name which could lead to arbitrary
command execution on a victim's machine. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project has assigned the name CAN-2004-0630 to this issue.

All users of Acrobat Reader are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which is not vulnerable to these issues.


Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied. Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages. To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:


For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 3)

File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1499
    MD5: ab70943b0e7d266df504c7b66b5e5c26
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1499
    MD5: a2bfb5fde963cc51804a18ea659a16e5


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