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Security Advisory Critical: acroread security update

Advisory: RHSA-2008:0641-5
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2008-07-21
Last updated on: 2008-07-21
Affected Products: RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client)
RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server)
RHEL Supplementary EUS (v. 5.2.z server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4.6.z)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2008-0883
CVE-2008-2641

Details

Updated acroread packages that fix various security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Extras, 4 Extras, and 5 Supplementary.

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

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

An input validation flaw was discovered in a JavaScript engine used by
Acrobat Reader. A malicious PDF file could cause Acrobat Reader to crash
or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running Acrobat Reader.
(CVE-2008-2641)

An insecure temporary file usage issue was discovered in the Acrobat Reader
"acroread" startup script. A local attacker could potentially overwrite
arbitrary files that were writable by the user running Acrobat Reader, if
the victim ran "acroread" with certain command line arguments.
(CVE-2008-0883)

All acroread users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, that
contain Acrobat Reader version 8.1.2 Security Update 1, and are not
vulnerable to these issues.


Solution

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

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_58_10188

Updated packages

RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client)

IA-32:
acroread-8.1.2.SU1-2.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1402
    MD5: 57fbb065942bc696d7967c3322fd7120
acroread-plugin-8.1.2.SU1-2.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1402
    MD5: 9999ae8a42e1309b972bbceadc974b72
 
x86_64:
acroread-8.1.2.SU1-2.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1402
    MD5: 57fbb065942bc696d7967c3322fd7120
acroread-plugin-8.1.2.SU1-2.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1402
    MD5: 9999ae8a42e1309b972bbceadc974b72
 
RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server)

IA-32:
acroread-8.1.2.SU1-2.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1402
    MD5: 57fbb065942bc696d7967c3322fd7120
acroread-plugin-8.1.2.SU1-2.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1402
    MD5: 9999ae8a42e1309b972bbceadc974b72
 
x86_64:
acroread-8.1.2.SU1-2.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1402
    MD5: 57fbb065942bc696d7967c3322fd7120
acroread-plugin-8.1.2.SU1-2.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1402
    MD5: 9999ae8a42e1309b972bbceadc974b72
 
RHEL Supplementary EUS (v. 5.2.z server)

IA-32:
acroread-8.1.2.SU1-2.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0974
    MD5: 57fbb065942bc696d7967c3322fd7120
acroread-plugin-8.1.2.SU1-2.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0974
    MD5: 9999ae8a42e1309b972bbceadc974b72
 
x86_64:
acroread-8.1.2.SU1-2.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0974
    MD5: 57fbb065942bc696d7967c3322fd7120
acroread-plugin-8.1.2.SU1-2.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0974
    MD5: 9999ae8a42e1309b972bbceadc974b72
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 3)

IA-32:
acroread-8.1.2.SU1-2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1499
    MD5: 1e938afbf7d5cfa9ddb8ca88a1026a75
acroread-plugin-8.1.2.SU1-2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1499
    MD5: 1e34878e9fc0958ace6df06f40724e53
 
x86_64:
acroread-8.1.2.SU1-2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1499
    MD5: 1e938afbf7d5cfa9ddb8ca88a1026a75
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4)

IA-32:
acroread-8.1.2.SU1-2.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0011
    MD5: 732f79d77b2aef4917483fb87ceeb377
acroread-plugin-8.1.2.SU1-2.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0011
    MD5: 48002409a751e782c16f9486a5e2144b
 
x86_64:
acroread-8.1.2.SU1-2.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0011
    MD5: 732f79d77b2aef4917483fb87ceeb377
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4.6.z)

IA-32:
acroread-8.1.2.SU1-2.el4.i386.rpm     MD5: 732f79d77b2aef4917483fb87ceeb377
acroread-plugin-8.1.2.SU1-2.el4.i386.rpm     MD5: 48002409a751e782c16f9486a5e2144b
 
x86_64:
acroread-8.1.2.SU1-2.el4.i386.rpm     MD5: 732f79d77b2aef4917483fb87ceeb377
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

436263 - CVE-2008-0883 acroread: insecure handling of temporary files
452632 - CVE-2008-2641 acroread: input validation issue in a JavaScript method


References



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