RHEL 4 / 5 / 6 : acroread (RHSA-2010:0934)

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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 4 Extras and Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 5 and 6 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.

[Updated 7th December 2010] The package list in this erratum has been
updated to make the packages available in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 Extras IA32 channels on the Red Hat Network.

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

This update fixes two vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader. These
vulnerabilities are detailed on the Adobe security page APSB10-28,
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-2010-3654,
CVE-2010-4091)

All Adobe Reader users should install these updated packages. They
contain Adobe Reader version 9.4.1, 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-2010-3654.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-4091.html
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-28.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0934.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

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 50869 ()

Bugtraq ID: 44504
44638

CVE ID: CVE-2010-3654
CVE-2010-4091