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RedHat Linux An updated Adobe Acrobat Reader package that fixes multiple security issuesis now available.

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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Updated acrobat package fixes security issues
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2004:432-01
Issue date:        2004-08-26
Updated on:        2004-08-26
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux LACD
CVE Names:         CAN-2004-0631 CAN-2004-0630
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1. Summary:

An updated Adobe Acrobat Reader package that fixes multiple security issues
is now available.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux LACD 3AS - i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux LACD 3Desktop - i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux LACD 3ES - i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux LACD 3WS - i386

3. Problem description:

The Adobe Acrobat Reader browser allows for the viewing, distributing, and
printing of documents in portable document format (PDF).

iDEFENSE has reported that Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 contains a buffer
overflow when decoding uuencoded documents.  An attacker could execute
arbitrary code on a victim's machine if a user opens a specially crafted
uuencoded document.  This issue poses the threat of remote execution, since
Acrobat Reader may be the default handler for PDF files.  The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the name CAN-2004-0631
to this issue.

iDEFENSE also reported that Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 contains an input
validation error in its uuencoding feature.  An attacker could create a
file with a specially crafted file name which could lead to arbitrary
command execution on a victim's machine.  The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project has assigned the name CAN-2004-0630 to this issue.

All users of Acrobat Reader are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which is not vulnerable to these issues.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.  Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages.  To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:

    up2date

For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:

     http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

5. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux LACD 3AS:

i386:
ab70943b0e7d266df504c7b66b5e5c26  acroread-5.09-1.i386.rpm
a2bfb5fde963cc51804a18ea659a16e5  acroread-plugin-5.09-1.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux LACD 3Desktop:

i386:
ab70943b0e7d266df504c7b66b5e5c26  acroread-5.09-1.i386.rpm
a2bfb5fde963cc51804a18ea659a16e5  acroread-plugin-5.09-1.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux LACD 3ES:

i386:
ab70943b0e7d266df504c7b66b5e5c26  acroread-5.09-1.i386.rpm
a2bfb5fde963cc51804a18ea659a16e5  acroread-plugin-5.09-1.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux LACD 3WS:

i386:
ab70943b0e7d266df504c7b66b5e5c26  acroread-5.09-1.i386.rpm
a2bfb5fde963cc51804a18ea659a16e5  acroread-plugin-5.09-1.i386.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key.html#package

6. References:
 
http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=125&type=vulnerabilities 
http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=124&type=vulnerabilities 
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0631 
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0630

7. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>.  More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact.html

Copyright 2004 Red Hat, Inc.

 
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