RHEL 3 : acroread (RHSA-2004:674)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

An updated Adobe Acrobat Reader package that fixes a security issue is
now available.

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 5.0.9 contains a
buffer overflow when decoding email messages. An attacker could create
a malicious PDF file which could execute arbitrary code if opened by a
victim. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned
the name CVE-2004-1152 to this issue.

All users of Acrobat Reader are advised to upgrade to this updated
package, which contains Acrobat Reader version 5.0.10 which is not
vulnerable to this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-1152.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?cd6783cb
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-674.html

Solution :

Update the affected acroread and / or acroread-plugin packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 16039 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1152