RHEL 4 : acroread (RHSA-2010:0038)

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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.

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).

This update fixes several vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader. These
vulnerabilities are summarized on the Adobe Security Advisory
APSB10-02 page 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-2009-4324, CVE-2009-3953, CVE-2009-3954, CVE-2009-3955,
CVE-2009-3959, CVE-2009-3956)

Adobe have discontinued support for Adobe Reader 8 for Linux. All
users of Adobe Reader are advised to install these updated packages,
which contain Adobe Reader version 9.3, 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-2009-3953.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-3954.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-3955.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-3956.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-3959.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-4324.html
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-02.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0038.html

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.3
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 63912 ()

Bugtraq ID: 37331
37758

CVE ID: CVE-2009-3953
CVE-2009-3954
CVE-2009-3955
CVE-2009-3956
CVE-2009-3959
CVE-2009-4324