RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : acroread (RHSA-2009:0478)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated acroread packages that fix two 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).

Two flaws were discovered in Adobe Reader's JavaScript API. A PDF file
containing malicious JavaScript instructions could cause Adobe Reader
to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running
Adobe Reader. (CVE-2009-1492, CVE-2009-1493)

All Adobe Reader users should install these updated packages. They
contain Adobe Reader version 8.1.5, which is not vulnerable to these
issues. All running instances of Adobe Reader must be restarted for
the update to take effect.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-1492.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-1493.html
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb09-06.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0478.html

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 40744 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1492
CVE-2009-1493