RHEL 3 / 4 : Adobe Acrobat Reader (RHSA-2005:575)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated acroread packages that fix a security issue are now available.

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

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

A buffer overflow bug has been found in Adobe Acrobat Reader. It is
possible to execute arbitrary code on a victim's machine if the victim
is tricked into opening a malicious PDF file. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the name
CVE-2005-1625 to this issue.

Please note that there is no browser plugin included with the x86_64
Adobe Acrobat Reader package
Therefore the security impact of this
issue on x86_64 is reduced from 'critical' to 'important'.

Additionally Secunia Research discovered a bug in the way Adobe
Acrobat Reader creates temporary files. When a user opens a document,
temporary files are created which may be world readable, allowing a
local user to view sensitive information. The Common Vulnerabilities
and Exposures project has assigned the name CVE-2005-1841 to this
issue.

All users of Acrobat Reader are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain Acrobat Reader version 7.0.0 and are not
vulnerable to this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-1625.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-1841.html
http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/329083.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-575.html

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18657 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1625
CVE-2005-1841