RHEL 4 / 5 : acroread (RHSA-2010:0503)

High Nessus Plugin ID 47869

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 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Supplementary.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having critical security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

Adobe Reader allows users to view and print documents in Portable Document Format (PDF).

This update fixes multiple vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader. These vulnerabilities are detailed on the Adobe security pages APSA10-01 and APSB10-15, 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-2010-1240, CVE-2010-1285, CVE-2010-1295, CVE-2010-1297, CVE-2010-2168, CVE-2010-2201, CVE-2010-2202, CVE-2010-2203, CVE-2010-2204, CVE-2010-2205, CVE-2010-2206, CVE-2010-2207, CVE-2010-2208, CVE-2010-2209, CVE-2010-2210, CVE-2010-2211, CVE-2010-2212)

All Adobe Reader users should install these updated packages. They contain Adobe Reader version 9.3.3, 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-2010-1240

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-1285

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-1295

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-1297

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-2168

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-2201

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-2202

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-2203

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-2204

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-2205

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-2206

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-2207

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-2208

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-2209

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-2210

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-2211

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-2212

https://www.adobe.com/support/security/advisories/apsa10-01.html

https://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-15.html

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010:0503

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 47869

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2010-0503.nasl

Version: 1.49

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/07/28

Updated: 2019/09/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

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:C

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: 2010/06/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/04/05

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Core Impact

Metasploit (Adobe Flash Player "newfunction" Invalid Pointer Use)

ExploitHub (EH-11-164)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1240, CVE-2010-1285, CVE-2010-1295, CVE-2010-1297, CVE-2010-2168, CVE-2010-2201, CVE-2010-2202, CVE-2010-2203, CVE-2010-2204, CVE-2010-2205, CVE-2010-2206, CVE-2010-2207, CVE-2010-2208, CVE-2010-2209, CVE-2010-2210, CVE-2010-2211, CVE-2010-2212

BID: 40586, 41230, 41231, 41232, 41234, 41235, 41236, 41237, 41238, 41239, 41240, 41241, 41242, 41243, 41244, 41245

RHSA: 2010:0503