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Security Advisory Critical: acroread security update

Advisory: RHSA-2009:1499-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2009-10-14
Last updated on: 2009-10-14
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. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4.8.z)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2009-2979
CVE-2009-2980
CVE-2009-2981
CVE-2009-2983
CVE-2009-2985
CVE-2009-2986
CVE-2009-2988
CVE-2009-2990
CVE-2009-2991
CVE-2009-2993
CVE-2009-2994
CVE-2009-2996
CVE-2009-2997
CVE-2009-2998
CVE-2009-3431
CVE-2009-3458
CVE-2009-3459
CVE-2009-3462

Details

Updated acroread packages that fix multiple security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Extras, 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).

Multiple flaws were discovered in Adobe Reader. 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-2009-2980,
CVE-2009-2983, CVE-2009-2985, CVE-2009-2986, CVE-2009-2990, CVE-2009-2991,
CVE-2009-2993, CVE-2009-2994, CVE-2009-2996, CVE-2009-2997, CVE-2009-2998,
CVE-2009-3458, CVE-2009-3459, CVE-2009-3462)

Multiple flaws were discovered in Adobe Reader. A specially-crafted PDF
file could cause Adobe Reader to crash when opened. (CVE-2009-2979,
CVE-2009-2988, CVE-2009-3431)

An input validation flaw was found in Adobe Reader. Opening a
specially-crafted PDF file could lead to a Trust Manager restrictions
bypass. (CVE-2009-2981)

All Adobe Reader users should install these updated packages. They contain
Adobe Reader version 8.1.7, which is not vulnerable to these issues. All
running instances of Adobe Reader must be restarted for the update to take
effect.


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/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client)

IA-32:
acroread-8.1.7-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1402
    MD5: d6fd6633c1af8e1aa891e09e2e5598a3
acroread-plugin-8.1.7-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1402
    MD5: d079c6f11b122f0be6831132f583ff0e
 
x86_64:
acroread-8.1.7-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1402
    MD5: d6fd6633c1af8e1aa891e09e2e5598a3
acroread-plugin-8.1.7-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1402
    MD5: d079c6f11b122f0be6831132f583ff0e
 
RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server)

IA-32:
acroread-8.1.7-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1402
    MD5: d6fd6633c1af8e1aa891e09e2e5598a3
acroread-plugin-8.1.7-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1402
    MD5: d079c6f11b122f0be6831132f583ff0e
 
x86_64:
acroread-8.1.7-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1402
    MD5: d6fd6633c1af8e1aa891e09e2e5598a3
acroread-plugin-8.1.7-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1402
    MD5: d079c6f11b122f0be6831132f583ff0e
 
RHEL Supplementary EUS (v. 5.4.z server)

IA-32:
acroread-8.1.7-1.el5.i386.rpm     MD5: d6fd6633c1af8e1aa891e09e2e5598a3
acroread-plugin-8.1.7-1.el5.i386.rpm     MD5: d079c6f11b122f0be6831132f583ff0e
 
x86_64:
acroread-8.1.7-1.el5.i386.rpm     MD5: d6fd6633c1af8e1aa891e09e2e5598a3
acroread-plugin-8.1.7-1.el5.i386.rpm     MD5: d079c6f11b122f0be6831132f583ff0e
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 3)

IA-32:
acroread-8.1.7-1.i386.rpm     MD5: 94b95f3b75fd22c06f4d9131e923bb07
acroread-plugin-8.1.7-1.i386.rpm     MD5: 86fa1b92dd43e8371921d8e73db8bb9a
 
x86_64:
acroread-8.1.7-1.i386.rpm     MD5: 94b95f3b75fd22c06f4d9131e923bb07
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4)

IA-32:
acroread-8.1.7-1.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0011
    MD5: afbafcb15829ac8fc3b6fbe2cd3b58aa
acroread-plugin-8.1.7-1.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0011
    MD5: a149e0149a49dc204764931a4d1067b9
 
x86_64:
acroread-8.1.7-1.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0011
    MD5: afbafcb15829ac8fc3b6fbe2cd3b58aa
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4.8.z)

IA-32:
acroread-8.1.7-1.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0301
    MD5: afbafcb15829ac8fc3b6fbe2cd3b58aa
acroread-plugin-8.1.7-1.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0301
    MD5: a149e0149a49dc204764931a4d1067b9
 
x86_64:
acroread-8.1.7-1.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0301
    MD5: afbafcb15829ac8fc3b6fbe2cd3b58aa
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

528071 - CVE-2009-3459 acroread: heap overflow fix in version 8.1.7 (APSB09-15)
528659 - acroread: Multiple arbitrary code execution fixes in 8.1.7 (APSB09-15)
528665 - CVE-2009-2979 CVE-2009-2988 CVE-2009-3431 acroread: Multiple DoS fixes in 8.1.7 (APSB09-15)
528666 - CVE-2009-2981 acroread: Trust Manager restrictions bypass fixed in 8.1.7 (APSB09-15)


References



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