RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : acroread (RHSA-2009:1499)

This script is Copyright (C) 2009-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated acroread packages that fix multiple 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).

Multiple flaws were discovered in Adobe Reader. A specially-crafted
PDF file could cause Adobe Reader to crash or, potentially, execute
arbitrary code as the user running Adobe Reader when opened.
(CVE-2009-2980, CVE-2009-2983, CVE-2009-2985, CVE-2009-2986,
CVE-2009-2990, CVE-2009-2991, CVE-2009-2993, CVE-2009-2994,
CVE-2009-2996, CVE-2009-2997, CVE-2009-2998, CVE-2009-3458,
CVE-2009-3459, CVE-2009-3462)

Multiple flaws were discovered in Adobe Reader. A specially-crafted
PDF file could cause Adobe Reader to crash when opened.
(CVE-2009-2979, CVE-2009-2988, CVE-2009-3431)

An input validation flaw was found in Adobe Reader. Opening a
specially-crafted PDF file could lead to a Trust Manager restrictions
bypass. (CVE-2009-2981)

All Adobe Reader users should install these updated packages. They
contain Adobe Reader version 8.1.7, 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-2009-2979.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-2980.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-2981.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-2983.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-2985.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-2986.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-2988.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-2990.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-2991.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-2993.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-2994.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-2996.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-2997.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-2998.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-3431.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-3458.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-3459.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-3462.html
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb09-15.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1499.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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.7
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true