RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : acroread (RHSA-2009:0376)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 40740
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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 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 input validation flaws were discovered in the JBIG2 compressed images decoder used by Adobe Reader. A malicious PDF file could cause Adobe Reader to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running Adobe Reader. (CVE-2009-0193, CVE-2009-0658, CVE-2009-0928, CVE-2009-1061, CVE-2009-1062)

All Adobe Reader users should install these updated packages. They contain Adobe Reader version 8.1.4, which is not vulnerable to these issues. All running instances of Adobe Reader must be restarted for the update to take effect.

Solution

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

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-0193

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-0658

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-0928

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-1061

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-1062

https://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb09-04.html

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009:0376

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 40740

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2009-0376.nasl

Version: 1.34

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/24/2009

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:acroread, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:acroread-plugin, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.3

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/25/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/20/2009

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Core Impact

Metasploit (Adobe JBIG2Decode Memory Corruption)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0193, CVE-2009-0658, CVE-2009-0928, CVE-2009-1061, CVE-2009-1062

RHSA: 2009:0376

CWE: 20, 119