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RHSA-2010:0503: acroread security update

Severity CVSS Published Added Modified
9 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) June 30, 2010 July 16, 2010 August 22, 2013

Available Exploits 

Description

Updated acroread packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Extras and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Supplementary. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having critical security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

Adobe Reader allows users to view and print documents in Portable Document Format (PDF). This update fixes multiple vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader. These vulnerabilities are detailed on the Adobe security pages APSA10-01 and APSB10-15, 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-2010-1240, CVE-2010-1285, CVE-2010-1295, CVE-2010-1297, CVE-2010-2168, CVE-2010-2201, CVE-2010-2202, CVE-2010-2203, CVE-2010-2204, CVE-2010-2205, CVE-2010-2206, CVE-2010-2207, CVE-2010-2208, CVE-2010-2209, CVE-2010-2210, CVE-2010-2211, CVE-2010-2212) All Adobe Reader users should install these updated packages. They contain Adobe Reader version 9.3.3, which is not vulnerable to these issues. All running instances of Adobe Reader must be restarted for the update to take effect.

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References

Solution

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (x86)

    Upgrade acroread

    Update acroread to the latest version available from Red Hat, using tools like yum or up2date.

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (x86)

    Upgrade acroread-plugin

    Update acroread-plugin to the latest version available from Red Hat, using tools like yum or up2date.

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux >= 5 and < 6 (x86)

    Upgrade acroread

    Update acroread to the latest version available from Red Hat, using tools like yum or up2date.

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux >= 5 and < 6 (x86)

    Upgrade acroread-plugin

    Update acroread-plugin to the latest version available from Red Hat, using tools like yum or up2date.

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