RHEL 4 / 5 : acroread (RHSA-2010:0114)

High Nessus Plugin ID 44665


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


Updated acroread packages that fix two security issues and a bug are now available for 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).

This update fixes two vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader. These vulnerabilities are summarized on the Adobe Security Advisory APSB10-07 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-2010-0186, CVE-2010-0188)

This update also fixes a bug where, on some systems, attempting to install or upgrade the acroread packages failed due to a package dependency issue. (BZ#557506)

All Adobe Reader users should install these updated packages. They contain Adobe Reader version 9.3.1, which is not vulnerable to these issues and fixes this bug. 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: 44665

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2010-0114.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.25 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/02/19

Modified: 2017/01/04

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:H/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:acroread, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:acroread-plugin, 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: 2010/02/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/08/02

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (Adobe Acrobat Bundled LibTIFF Integer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0186, CVE-2010-0188

BID: 38195, 38198

OSVDB: 27723

RHSA: 2010:0114

CWE: 94