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RHSA-2008:0641: acroread security update

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RHSA-2008:0641: acroread security update

Severity
10
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
06/25/2008
Created
07/25/2018
Added
07/30/2008
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

Adobe Acrobat Reader allows users to view and print documents in PortableDocument Format (PDF).An input validation flaw was discovered in a JavaScript engine used byAcrobat Reader. A malicious PDF file could cause Acrobat Reader to crashor, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running Acrobat Reader.(CVE-2008-2641)An insecure temporary file usage issue was discovered in the Acrobat Reader"acroread" startup script. A local attacker could potentially overwritearbitrary files that were writable by the user running Acrobat Reader, ifthe victim ran "acroread" with certain command line arguments.(CVE-2008-0883)All acroread users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, thatcontain Acrobat Reader version 8.1.2 Security Update 1, and are notvulnerable to these issues.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-acroread
  • redhat-upgrade-acroread-plugin

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