The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
Updated acroread packages that fix various 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.
Adobe Reader allows users to view and print documents in Portable
Document Format (PDF).
Several input validation flaws were discovered in Adobe Reader. A
malicious PDF file could cause Adobe Reader to crash or, potentially,
execute arbitrary code as the user running Adobe Reader.
(CVE-2008-2549, CVE-2008-2992, CVE-2008-4812, CVE-2008-4813,
The Adobe Reader binary had an insecure relative RPATH (runtime
library search path) set in the ELF (Executable and Linking Format)
header. A local attacker able to convince another user to run Adobe
Reader in an attacker-controlled directory could run arbitrary code
with the privileges of the victim. (CVE-2008-4815)
All acroread users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
that contain Adobe Reader version 8.1.3, and are not vulnerable to
See also :
Update the affected acroread and / or acroread-plugin packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.7
Public Exploit Available : true