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RHSA-2005:575: Adobe Acrobat Reader security update

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RHSA-2005:575: Adobe Acrobat Reader security update



Updated acroread packages that fix a security issue are now available. This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The Adobe Acrobat Reader browser allows for the viewing, distributing, and printing of documents in portable document format (PDF). A buffer overflow bug has been found in Adobe Acrobat Reader. It is possible to execute arbitrary code on a victim's machine if the victim is tricked into opening a malicious PDF file. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the name CAN-2005-1625 to this issue. Please note that there is no browser plugin included with the x86_64 Adobe Acrobat Reader package; Therefore the security impact of this issue on x86_64 is reduced from "critical" to "important". Additionally Secunia Research discovered a bug in the way Adobe Acrobat Reader creates temporary files. When a user opens a document, temporary files are created which may be world readable, allowing a local user to view sensitive information. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the name CAN-2005-1841 to this issue. All users of Acrobat Reader are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain Acrobat Reader version 7.0.0 and are not vulnerable to this issue.


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