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Security Advisory Adobe Acrobat Reader security update

Advisory: RHSA-2005:750-07
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2005-08-16
Last updated on: 2005-08-16
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2005-2470

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 allows users to view and print 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
opens a malicious PDF file. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project has assigned the name CAN-2005-2470 to this issue.

All users of Acrobat Reader are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain Acrobat Reader version 7.0.1 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-7.0.1-1.1.0.EL3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1499
    MD5: cba6f10446ece7d23d163b81699dbb45
acroread-plugin-7.0.1-1.1.0.EL3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1499
    MD5: f324b6da881852c784c293d968d569e4
 
x86_64:
acroread-7.0.1-1.1.0.EL3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1499
    MD5: cba6f10446ece7d23d163b81699dbb45
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4)

IA-32:
acroread-7.0.1-1.2.0.EL4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0011
    MD5: 4f61e327835b438d3cb3f385c8acfb13
acroread-plugin-7.0.1-1.2.0.EL4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0011
    MD5: f038b6dbf5e5bd2c1ca375deaebfac77
 
x86_64:
acroread-7.0.1-1.2.0.EL4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0011
    MD5: 4f61e327835b438d3cb3f385c8acfb13
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

166057 - CAN-2005-2470 acroread buffer overflow


References



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