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Security Advisory Adobe Acrobat Reader security update

Advisory: RHSA-2005:575-11
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2005-07-08
Last updated on: 2005-07-08
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2005-1625
CVE-2005-1841

Details

Updated acroread packages that fix a security issue are now available.

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

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

A buffer overflow bug has been found in Adobe Acrobat Reader. It is
possible to execute arbitrary code on a victim's machine if the victim is
tricked into opening a malicious PDF file. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project has assigned the name CAN-2005-1625 to this issue.

Please note that there is no browser plugin included with the x86_64 Adobe
Acrobat Reader package; Therefore the security impact of this issue on
x86_64 is reduced from "critical" to "important".

Additionally Secunia Research discovered a bug in the way Adobe Acrobat
Reader creates temporary files. When a user opens a document, temporary
files are created which may be world readable, allowing a local user to
view sensitive information. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project has assigned the name CAN-2005-1841 to this issue.

All users of Acrobat Reader are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain Acrobat Reader version 7.0.0 and are not vulnerable
to this issue.


Solution

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

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the
desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network. Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 3)

IA-32:
acroread-7.0.0-4.1.0.EL3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1499
    MD5: 71bfd84b4bc13528a35d0c544535caa5
acroread-plugin-7.0.0-4.1.0.EL3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1499
    MD5: 14eaca74d05e428ed6396e176230d21a
 
x86_64:
acroread-7.0.0-4.1.0.EL3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1499
    MD5: 71bfd84b4bc13528a35d0c544535caa5
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4)

IA-32:
acroread-7.0.0-4.2.0.EL4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0011
    MD5: 1a4177e53580392be16d393578fbf192
acroread-plugin-7.0.0-4.2.0.EL4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0011
    MD5: 8fdf6724f98d5d49e079c2d0cc09bf30
 
x86_64:
acroread-7.0.0-4.2.0.EL4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0011
    MD5: 1a4177e53580392be16d393578fbf192
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

160649 - CAN-2005-1841 temporary file disclosure flaw
161807 - CAN-2005-1841 temporary file disclosure flaw
162569 - CAN-2005-1625 acroread buffer overflow


References



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