RedHat: Critical: acroread security update
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
RedHat Linux Updated acroread packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Extras, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Extras, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Supplementary. 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: acroread security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2009:1499-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1499.html
Issue date:        2009-10-14
CVE Names:         CVE-2009-2979 CVE-2009-2980 CVE-2009-2981 
                   CVE-2009-2983 CVE-2009-2985 CVE-2009-2986 
                   CVE-2009-2988 CVE-2009-2990 CVE-2009-2991 
                   CVE-2009-2993 CVE-2009-2994 CVE-2009-2996 
                   CVE-2009-2997 CVE-2009-2998 CVE-2009-3431 
                   CVE-2009-3458 CVE-2009-3459 CVE-2009-3462 
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1. Summary:

Updated acroread packages that fix multiple security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Extras, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Extras, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Supplementary.

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

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Desktop version 3 Extras - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Desktop version 4 Extras - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 Extras - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3 Extras - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 Extras - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3 Extras - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 Extras - i386, x86_64

3. Description:

Adobe Reader allows users to view and print documents in Portable Document
Format (PDF).

Multiple flaws were discovered in Adobe Reader. 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-2009-2980,
CVE-2009-2983, CVE-2009-2985, CVE-2009-2986, CVE-2009-2990, CVE-2009-2991,
CVE-2009-2993, CVE-2009-2994, CVE-2009-2996, CVE-2009-2997, CVE-2009-2998,
CVE-2009-3458, CVE-2009-3459, CVE-2009-3462)

Multiple flaws were discovered in Adobe Reader. A specially-crafted PDF
file could cause Adobe Reader to crash when opened. (CVE-2009-2979,
CVE-2009-2988, CVE-2009-3431)

An input validation flaw was found in Adobe Reader. Opening a
specially-crafted PDF file could lead to a Trust Manager restrictions
bypass. (CVE-2009-2981)

All Adobe Reader users should install these updated packages. They contain
Adobe Reader version 8.1.7, which is not vulnerable to these issues. All
running instances of Adobe Reader must be restarted for the update to take
effect.

4. Solution:

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

This update is available via Red Hat Network.  Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-11259

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

528071 - CVE-2009-3459 acroread: heap overflow fix in version 8.1.7 (APSB09-15)
528659 - acroread: Multiple arbitrary code execution fixes in 8.1.7 (APSB09-15)
528665 - CVE-2009-2979 CVE-2009-2988 CVE-2009-3431 acroread: Multiple DoS fixes in 8.1.7 (APSB09-15)
528666 - CVE-2009-2981 acroread: Trust Manager restrictions bypass fixed in 8.1.7 (APSB09-15)

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 Extras:

i386:
acroread-8.1.7-1.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-8.1.7-1.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-8.1.7-1.i386.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 3 Extras:

i386:
acroread-8.1.7-1.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-8.1.7-1.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-8.1.7-1.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3 Extras:

i386:
acroread-8.1.7-1.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-8.1.7-1.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-8.1.7-1.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3 Extras:

i386:
acroread-8.1.7-1.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-8.1.7-1.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-8.1.7-1.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras:

i386:
acroread-8.1.7-1.el4.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-8.1.7-1.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-8.1.7-1.el4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 4 Extras:

i386:
acroread-8.1.7-1.el4.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-8.1.7-1.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-8.1.7-1.el4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 Extras:

i386:
acroread-8.1.7-1.el4.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-8.1.7-1.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-8.1.7-1.el4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 Extras:

i386:
acroread-8.1.7-1.el4.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-8.1.7-1.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-8.1.7-1.el4.i386.rpm

RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client):

i386:
acroread-8.1.7-1.el5.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-8.1.7-1.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-8.1.7-1.el5.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-8.1.7-1.el5.i386.rpm

RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server):

i386:
acroread-8.1.7-1.el5.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-8.1.7-1.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-8.1.7-1.el5.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-8.1.7-1.el5.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-2009-2979
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2980
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2981
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2983
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2985
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2986
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2988
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2990
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2991
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2993
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2994
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2996
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2997
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2998
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3431
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3458
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3459
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3462
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#critical
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb09-15.html

8. Contact:

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

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