RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : acroread (RHSA-2009:1499)

High Nessus Plugin ID 42134

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 flaws were discovered in Adobe Reader. 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-2009-2980, CVE-2009-2983, CVE-2009-2985, CVE-2009-2986, CVE-2009-2990, CVE-2009-2991, CVE-2009-2993, CVE-2009-2994, CVE-2009-2996, CVE-2009-2997, CVE-2009-2998, CVE-2009-3458, CVE-2009-3459, CVE-2009-3462)

Multiple flaws were discovered in Adobe Reader. A specially crafted PDF file could cause Adobe Reader to crash when opened.
(CVE-2009-2979, CVE-2009-2988, CVE-2009-3431)

An input validation flaw was found in Adobe Reader. Opening a specially crafted PDF file could lead to a Trust Manager restrictions bypass. (CVE-2009-2981)

All Adobe Reader users should install these updated packages. They contain Adobe Reader version 8.1.7, 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-2009-2979

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-2980

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-2981

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-2983

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-2985

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-2986

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-2988

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-2990

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-2991

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-2993

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-2994

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-2996

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-2997

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-2998

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-3431

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-3458

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-3459

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-3462

https://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb09-15.html

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009:1499

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 42134

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2009-1499.nasl

Version: 1.33

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/10/15

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/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:4.8, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.4

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: 2009/10/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/09/25

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Adobe FlateDecode Stream Predictor 02 Integer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2979, CVE-2009-2980, CVE-2009-2981, CVE-2009-2983, CVE-2009-2985, CVE-2009-2986, CVE-2009-2988, CVE-2009-2990, CVE-2009-2991, CVE-2009-2993, CVE-2009-2994, CVE-2009-2996, CVE-2009-2997, CVE-2009-2998, CVE-2009-3431, CVE-2009-3458, CVE-2009-3459, CVE-2009-3462

BID: 35148, 36600, 36664, 36665, 36667, 36668, 36669, 36671, 36677

RHSA: 2009:1499

CWE: 20, 119, 189, 399