RHEL 4 / 5 : acroread (RHSA-2010:0503)

This script is Copyright (C) 2010-2014 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 4 Extras and Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 5 Supplementary.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
critical security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for
each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

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

This update fixes multiple vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader. These
vulnerabilities are detailed on the Adobe security pages APSA10-01 and
APSB10-15, listed in the References section. 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-2010-1240, CVE-2010-1285, CVE-2010-1295, CVE-2010-1297,
CVE-2010-2168, CVE-2010-2201, CVE-2010-2202, CVE-2010-2203,
CVE-2010-2204, CVE-2010-2205, CVE-2010-2206, CVE-2010-2207,
CVE-2010-2208, CVE-2010-2209, CVE-2010-2210, CVE-2010-2211,
CVE-2010-2212)

All Adobe Reader users should install these updated packages. They
contain Adobe Reader version 9.3.3, 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-2010-1240.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-1285.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-1295.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-1297.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2168.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2201.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2202.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2203.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2204.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2205.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2206.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2207.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2208.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2209.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2210.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2211.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2212.html
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/advisories/apsa10-01.html
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-15.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0503.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