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Security Advisory Critical: acroread security and bug fix update

Advisory: RHSA-2010:0037-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2010-01-13
Last updated on: 2010-01-13
Affected Products: RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client)
RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server)
RHEL Supplementary EUS (v. 5.4.z server)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2009-3953
CVE-2009-3954
CVE-2009-3955
CVE-2009-3956
CVE-2009-3959
CVE-2009-4324

Details

Updated acroread packages that fix multiple security issues and three bugs
are now available for 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).

This update fixes several vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader. These
vulnerabilities are summarized on the Adobe Security Advisory APSB10-02
page listed in the References section. 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-2009-4324, CVE-2009-3953,
CVE-2009-3954, CVE-2009-3955, CVE-2009-3959, CVE-2009-3956)

This update also fixes the following bugs:

* the acroread process continued to run even after closing a PDF file. If
multiple PDF files were opened and then closed, the acroread processes
continued to run and consume system resources (up to 100% CPU usage). With
this update, the acroread process correctly exits, which resolves this
issue. (BZ#473217)

* the PPKLite.api plug-in was missing, causing Adobe Reader to crash when
attempting to open signed PDF files. For such files, if an immediate crash
was not observed, clicking on the Signature Panel could trigger one. With
this update, the PPKLite.api plug-in is included, which resolves this
issue. (BZ#472975)

* Adobe Reader has been upgraded to version 9.3. (BZ#497957)

Adobe have discontinued support for Adobe Reader 8 for Linux. All users of
Adobe Reader are advised to install these updated packages, which contain
Adobe Reader version 9.3, which is not vulnerable to these issues and fixes
these bugs. 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-9.3-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1402
    MD5: 45885f52b1eb217b123e1bfa87d2b37f
acroread-plugin-9.3-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1402
    MD5: 9c2e15beba94a0d778d4bec18833cdaa
 
x86_64:
acroread-9.3-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1402
    MD5: 45885f52b1eb217b123e1bfa87d2b37f
acroread-plugin-9.3-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1402
    MD5: 9c2e15beba94a0d778d4bec18833cdaa
 
RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server)

IA-32:
acroread-9.3-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1402
    MD5: 45885f52b1eb217b123e1bfa87d2b37f
acroread-plugin-9.3-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1402
    MD5: 9c2e15beba94a0d778d4bec18833cdaa
 
x86_64:
acroread-9.3-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1402
    MD5: 45885f52b1eb217b123e1bfa87d2b37f
acroread-plugin-9.3-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1402
    MD5: 9c2e15beba94a0d778d4bec18833cdaa
 
RHEL Supplementary EUS (v. 5.4.z server)

IA-32:
acroread-9.3-1.el5.i386.rpm     MD5: 45885f52b1eb217b123e1bfa87d2b37f
acroread-plugin-9.3-1.el5.i386.rpm     MD5: 9c2e15beba94a0d778d4bec18833cdaa
 
x86_64:
acroread-9.3-1.el5.i386.rpm     MD5: 45885f52b1eb217b123e1bfa87d2b37f
acroread-plugin-9.3-1.el5.i386.rpm     MD5: 9c2e15beba94a0d778d4bec18833cdaa
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

472975 - acroread missing PPKLite.api and crashes on signed PDFs
473217 - acroread takes 100% cpu and does not die when killed
547799 - CVE-2009-4324 acroread: media.newplayer JavaScript API code execution vulnerability (APSB10-02)
554293 - CVE-2009-3953 CVE-2009-3954 CVE-2009-3955 CVE-2009-3959 acroread: multiple code execution flaws (APSB10-02)
554296 - CVE-2009-3956 acroread: script injection vulnerability (APSB10-02)


References



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