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Security Advisory Critical: acroread security and bug fix update

Advisory: RHSA-2010:0114-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2010-02-18
Last updated on: 2010-02-18
Affected Products: RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client)
RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server)
RHEL Supplementary EUS (v. 5.4.z server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4.8.z)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2010-0186
CVE-2010-0188

Details

Updated acroread packages that fix two security issues and a bug are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Extras and Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 5 Supplementary.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

Adobe Reader allows users to view and print documents in Portable Document
Format (PDF).

This update fixes two vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader. These
vulnerabilities are summarized on the Adobe Security Advisory APSB10-07
page listed in the References section. A specially-crafted PDF file could
cause Adobe Reader to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the
user running Adobe Reader when opened. (CVE-2010-0186, CVE-2010-0188)

This update also fixes a bug where, on some systems, attempting to install
or upgrade the acroread packages failed due to a package dependency issue.
(BZ#557506)

All Adobe Reader users should install these updated packages. They contain
Adobe Reader version 9.3.1, which is not vulnerable to these issues and
fixes this bug. All running instances of Adobe Reader must be restarted for
the update to take effect.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client)

IA-32:
acroread-9.3.1-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1402
    MD5: fd6879767936ed1cb12423594e4170e2
acroread-plugin-9.3.1-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1402
    MD5: 556f760ce4ec469002ca58e49bf3bd37
 
x86_64:
acroread-9.3.1-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1402
    MD5: fd6879767936ed1cb12423594e4170e2
acroread-plugin-9.3.1-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1402
    MD5: 556f760ce4ec469002ca58e49bf3bd37
 
RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server)

IA-32:
acroread-9.3.1-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1402
    MD5: fd6879767936ed1cb12423594e4170e2
acroread-plugin-9.3.1-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1402
    MD5: 556f760ce4ec469002ca58e49bf3bd37
 
x86_64:
acroread-9.3.1-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1402
    MD5: fd6879767936ed1cb12423594e4170e2
acroread-plugin-9.3.1-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1402
    MD5: 556f760ce4ec469002ca58e49bf3bd37
 
RHEL Supplementary EUS (v. 5.4.z server)

IA-32:
acroread-9.3.1-1.el5.i386.rpm     MD5: fd6879767936ed1cb12423594e4170e2
acroread-plugin-9.3.1-1.el5.i386.rpm     MD5: 556f760ce4ec469002ca58e49bf3bd37
 
x86_64:
acroread-9.3.1-1.el5.i386.rpm     MD5: fd6879767936ed1cb12423594e4170e2
acroread-plugin-9.3.1-1.el5.i386.rpm     MD5: 556f760ce4ec469002ca58e49bf3bd37
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4)

IA-32:
acroread-9.3.1-1.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0011
    MD5: 8084d798a6bcd1051466b7e2b548b215
acroread-plugin-9.3.1-1.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0011
    MD5: 3b9c28c63dd726f349c69ce7fd9a9b3e
 
x86_64:
acroread-9.3.1-1.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0011
    MD5: 8084d798a6bcd1051466b7e2b548b215
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4.8.z)

IA-32:
acroread-9.3.1-1.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0301
    MD5: 8084d798a6bcd1051466b7e2b548b215
acroread-plugin-9.3.1-1.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0301
    MD5: 3b9c28c63dd726f349c69ce7fd9a9b3e
 
x86_64:
acroread-9.3.1-1.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0301
    MD5: 8084d798a6bcd1051466b7e2b548b215
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

557506 - acroread requires openldap-devel which is in Workstation/
563819 - CVE-2010-0186 flash-plugin: unauthorized cross-domain requests (APSB10-06)
566087 - CVE-2010-0188 acroread: unspecified code execution flaw


References



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