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Security Advisory Important: Adobe Reader - notification of end of updates

Advisory: RHSA-2013:1402-2
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Important
Issued on: 2013-10-02
Last updated on: 2013-10-02
Affected Products: RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client)
RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Supplementary (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary AUS (v. 6.4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary EUS (v. 6.4.z)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Supplementary (v. 6)

Details

Updated acroread packages that disable the Adobe Reader web browser plug-in
are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 Supplementary.

Adobe Reader allows users to view and print documents in Portable Document
Format (PDF). Adobe Reader 9 reached the end of its support cycle on June
26, 2013, and will not receive any more security updates. Future versions
of Adobe Acrobat Reader will not be available with Red Hat Enterprise
Linux.

The Adobe Reader packages in the Red Hat Network (RHN) channels will
continue to be available. Red Hat will continue to provide these packages
only as a courtesy to customers. Red Hat will not provide updates to the
Adobe Reader packages.

This update disables the Adobe Reader web browser plug-in, which is
available via the acroread-plugin package, to prevent the exploitation of
security issues without user interaction when a user visits a malicious web
page.


Solution

Red Hat advises users to reconsider further use of Adobe Reader for Linux,
as it may contain known, unpatched security issues. Alternative PDF
rendering software, such as Evince and KPDF (part of the kdegraphics
package) in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, or Evince and Okular (part of the
kdegraphics package) in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, should be
considered. These packages will continue to receive security fixes.

Red Hat will no longer provide security updates to these packages and
recommends that customers not use this application on Red Hat Enterprise
Linux effective immediately.

Updated packages

RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client)

IA-32:
acroread-9.5.5-2.el5_10.i386.rpm     MD5: eee1ec630830b85b4c95c9b072218c71
SHA-256: 1502549f138f1fcc2987cf25182dfd71a21f237880b98f38ba61d832433d069d
acroread-plugin-9.5.5-2.el5_10.i386.rpm     MD5: 1bdf97d266b1f961b059b6eaf846f174
SHA-256: 7e40c61115598abbd7ac27a46fd9ef71cdeedecc62d65a75ca36be2ce5438875
 
x86_64:
acroread-9.5.5-2.el5_10.i386.rpm     MD5: eee1ec630830b85b4c95c9b072218c71
SHA-256: 1502549f138f1fcc2987cf25182dfd71a21f237880b98f38ba61d832433d069d
acroread-plugin-9.5.5-2.el5_10.i386.rpm     MD5: 1bdf97d266b1f961b059b6eaf846f174
SHA-256: 7e40c61115598abbd7ac27a46fd9ef71cdeedecc62d65a75ca36be2ce5438875
 
RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server)

IA-32:
acroread-9.5.5-2.el5_10.i386.rpm     MD5: eee1ec630830b85b4c95c9b072218c71
SHA-256: 1502549f138f1fcc2987cf25182dfd71a21f237880b98f38ba61d832433d069d
acroread-plugin-9.5.5-2.el5_10.i386.rpm     MD5: 1bdf97d266b1f961b059b6eaf846f174
SHA-256: 7e40c61115598abbd7ac27a46fd9ef71cdeedecc62d65a75ca36be2ce5438875
 
x86_64:
acroread-9.5.5-2.el5_10.i386.rpm     MD5: eee1ec630830b85b4c95c9b072218c71
SHA-256: 1502549f138f1fcc2987cf25182dfd71a21f237880b98f38ba61d832433d069d
acroread-plugin-9.5.5-2.el5_10.i386.rpm     MD5: 1bdf97d266b1f961b059b6eaf846f174
SHA-256: 7e40c61115598abbd7ac27a46fd9ef71cdeedecc62d65a75ca36be2ce5438875
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Supplementary (v. 6)

IA-32:
acroread-9.5.5-1.el6_4.1.i686.rpm     MD5: 2150600aac1dfe5bffc55083d830b791
SHA-256: ac0934cfe887c6f49238ebff2c963adc33c1531019660bbfa4f8852d725136a2
acroread-plugin-9.5.5-1.el6_4.1.i686.rpm     MD5: 5f4845c90d478102a4d98616ff4f89db
SHA-256: 8116e41e4825f74478731a7e970482274db5c9d4b9489b9f70ca4e1a278e526b
 
x86_64:
acroread-9.5.5-1.el6_4.1.i686.rpm     MD5: 2150600aac1dfe5bffc55083d830b791
SHA-256: ac0934cfe887c6f49238ebff2c963adc33c1531019660bbfa4f8852d725136a2
acroread-plugin-9.5.5-1.el6_4.1.i686.rpm     MD5: 5f4845c90d478102a4d98616ff4f89db
SHA-256: 8116e41e4825f74478731a7e970482274db5c9d4b9489b9f70ca4e1a278e526b
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary (v. 6)

IA-32:
acroread-9.5.5-1.el6_4.1.i686.rpm     MD5: 2150600aac1dfe5bffc55083d830b791
SHA-256: ac0934cfe887c6f49238ebff2c963adc33c1531019660bbfa4f8852d725136a2
acroread-plugin-9.5.5-1.el6_4.1.i686.rpm     MD5: 5f4845c90d478102a4d98616ff4f89db
SHA-256: 8116e41e4825f74478731a7e970482274db5c9d4b9489b9f70ca4e1a278e526b
 
x86_64:
acroread-9.5.5-1.el6_4.1.i686.rpm     MD5: 2150600aac1dfe5bffc55083d830b791
SHA-256: ac0934cfe887c6f49238ebff2c963adc33c1531019660bbfa4f8852d725136a2
acroread-plugin-9.5.5-1.el6_4.1.i686.rpm     MD5: 5f4845c90d478102a4d98616ff4f89db
SHA-256: 8116e41e4825f74478731a7e970482274db5c9d4b9489b9f70ca4e1a278e526b
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary AUS (v. 6.4)

x86_64:
acroread-9.5.5-1.el6_4.1.i686.rpm     MD5: 2150600aac1dfe5bffc55083d830b791
SHA-256: ac0934cfe887c6f49238ebff2c963adc33c1531019660bbfa4f8852d725136a2
acroread-plugin-9.5.5-1.el6_4.1.i686.rpm     MD5: 5f4845c90d478102a4d98616ff4f89db
SHA-256: 8116e41e4825f74478731a7e970482274db5c9d4b9489b9f70ca4e1a278e526b
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary EUS (v. 6.4.z)

IA-32:
acroread-9.5.5-1.el6_4.1.i686.rpm     MD5: 2150600aac1dfe5bffc55083d830b791
SHA-256: ac0934cfe887c6f49238ebff2c963adc33c1531019660bbfa4f8852d725136a2
acroread-plugin-9.5.5-1.el6_4.1.i686.rpm     MD5: 5f4845c90d478102a4d98616ff4f89db
SHA-256: 8116e41e4825f74478731a7e970482274db5c9d4b9489b9f70ca4e1a278e526b
 
x86_64:
acroread-9.5.5-1.el6_4.1.i686.rpm     MD5: 2150600aac1dfe5bffc55083d830b791
SHA-256: ac0934cfe887c6f49238ebff2c963adc33c1531019660bbfa4f8852d725136a2
acroread-plugin-9.5.5-1.el6_4.1.i686.rpm     MD5: 5f4845c90d478102a4d98616ff4f89db
SHA-256: 8116e41e4825f74478731a7e970482274db5c9d4b9489b9f70ca4e1a278e526b
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Supplementary (v. 6)

IA-32:
acroread-9.5.5-1.el6_4.1.i686.rpm     MD5: 2150600aac1dfe5bffc55083d830b791
SHA-256: ac0934cfe887c6f49238ebff2c963adc33c1531019660bbfa4f8852d725136a2
acroread-plugin-9.5.5-1.el6_4.1.i686.rpm     MD5: 5f4845c90d478102a4d98616ff4f89db
SHA-256: 8116e41e4825f74478731a7e970482274db5c9d4b9489b9f70ca4e1a278e526b
 
x86_64:
acroread-9.5.5-1.el6_4.1.i686.rpm     MD5: 2150600aac1dfe5bffc55083d830b791
SHA-256: ac0934cfe887c6f49238ebff2c963adc33c1531019660bbfa4f8852d725136a2
acroread-plugin-9.5.5-1.el6_4.1.i686.rpm     MD5: 5f4845c90d478102a4d98616ff4f89db
SHA-256: 8116e41e4825f74478731a7e970482274db5c9d4b9489b9f70ca4e1a278e526b
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

References



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