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RedHat: Critical: Adobe Acrobat Reader security update Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
RedHat Linux Updated acroread packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Critical: Adobe Acrobat Reader security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2007:0017-01
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0017.html
Issue date:        2007-01-11
Updated on:        2007-01-11
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras
CVE Names:         CVE-2006-5857 CVE-2007-0045 CVE-2007-0046 
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1. Summary:

Updated acroread packages that fix several security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Desktop version 4 Extras - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 Extras - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 Extras - i386, x86_64

3. Problem description:

The Adobe Acrobat Reader allows users to view and print documents in
portable document format (PDF).

A cross site scripting flaw was found in the way the Adobe Reader Plugin
processes certain malformed URLs. A malicious web page could inject
arbitrary javascript into the browser session which could possibly lead to
a cross site scripting attack. (CVE-2007-0045)

Two arbitrary code execution flaws were found in the way Adobe Reader
processes malformed document files. It may be possible to execute arbitrary
code on a victim's machine if the victim opens a malicious PDF file.
(CVE-2006-5857, CVE-2007-0046)

All users of Acrobat Reader are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain Acrobat Reader version 7.0.9 and are not vulnerable
to these issues.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade.  Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated.  Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated.  Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the
desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network.  Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates.  To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

221594 - CVE-2006-5857 Multiple Acrobat vulnerabilities (CVE-2007-0045 CVE-2007-0046)

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras:

i386:
73c315ade9b10b3a242775b392bfddc6  acroread-7.0.9-1.2.0.EL4.i386.rpm
d58a0ec78befce07f559e621087106bf  acroread-plugin-7.0.9-1.2.0.EL4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
73c315ade9b10b3a242775b392bfddc6  acroread-7.0.9-1.2.0.EL4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 4 Extras:

i386:
73c315ade9b10b3a242775b392bfddc6  acroread-7.0.9-1.2.0.EL4.i386.rpm
d58a0ec78befce07f559e621087106bf  acroread-plugin-7.0.9-1.2.0.EL4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
73c315ade9b10b3a242775b392bfddc6  acroread-7.0.9-1.2.0.EL4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 Extras:

i386:
73c315ade9b10b3a242775b392bfddc6  acroread-7.0.9-1.2.0.EL4.i386.rpm
d58a0ec78befce07f559e621087106bf  acroread-plugin-7.0.9-1.2.0.EL4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
73c315ade9b10b3a242775b392bfddc6  acroread-7.0.9-1.2.0.EL4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 Extras:

i386:
73c315ade9b10b3a242775b392bfddc6  acroread-7.0.9-1.2.0.EL4.i386.rpm
d58a0ec78befce07f559e621087106bf  acroread-plugin-7.0.9-1.2.0.EL4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
73c315ade9b10b3a242775b392bfddc6  acroread-7.0.9-1.2.0.EL4.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/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-5857
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-0045
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-0046
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb07-01.html
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#critical

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is .  More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2007 Red Hat, Inc.
 
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