RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : acroread (RHSA-2008:0641)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

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

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

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

An input validation flaw was discovered in a JavaScript engine used by
Acrobat Reader. A malicious PDF file could cause Acrobat Reader to
crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running
Acrobat Reader. (CVE-2008-2641)

An insecure temporary file usage issue was discovered in the Acrobat
Reader 'acroread' startup script. A local attacker could potentially
overwrite arbitrary files that were writable by the user running
Acrobat Reader, if the victim ran 'acroread' with certain command line
arguments. (CVE-2008-0883)

All acroread users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
that contain Acrobat Reader version 8.1.2 Security Update 1, and are
not vulnerable to these issues.

See also :


Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 40724 ()

Bugtraq ID: 28091

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0883