Security Advisory Critical: Adobe Acrobat Reader security update

Advisory: RHSA-2007:0017-2
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2007-01-11
Last updated on: 2007-01-11
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4)
CVEs ( CVE-2006-5857


Updated acroread packages that fix several security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

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 cross site scripting flaw was found in the way the Adobe Reader Plugin
processes certain malformed URLs. A malicious web page could inject
arbitrary javascript into the browser session which could possibly lead to
a cross site scripting attack. (CVE-2007-0045)

Two arbitrary code execution flaws were found in the way Adobe Reader
processes malformed document files. It may be possible to execute arbitrary
code on a victim's machine if the victim opens a malicious PDF file.
(CVE-2006-5857, CVE-2007-0046)

All users of Acrobat Reader are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain Acrobat Reader version 7.0.9 and are not vulnerable
to these issues.


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:


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. 4)

File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0011
    MD5: 73c315ade9b10b3a242775b392bfddc6
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0011
    MD5: d58a0ec78befce07f559e621087106bf
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0011
    MD5: 73c315ade9b10b3a242775b392bfddc6
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

221594 - CVE-2006-5857 Multiple Acrobat vulnerabilities (CVE-2007-0045 CVE-2007-0046)


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