RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : acroread (RHSA-2009:0478)

High Nessus Plugin ID 40744


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


Updated acroread packages that fix two 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).

Two flaws were discovered in Adobe Reader's JavaScript API. A PDF file containing malicious JavaScript instructions could cause Adobe Reader to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running Adobe Reader. (CVE-2009-1492, CVE-2009-1493)

All Adobe Reader users should install these updated packages. They contain Adobe Reader version 8.1.5, which is not vulnerable to these issues. All running instances of Adobe Reader must be restarted for the update to take effect.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 40744

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2009-0478.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.24 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/08/24

Modified: 2017/01/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/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: 2009/05/13

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1492, CVE-2009-1493

BID: 34736, 34740

RHSA: 2009:0478

CWE: 399