RHEL 4 / 5 : acroread (RHSA-2010:0636)

high Nessus Plugin ID 48400

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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 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 a vulnerability in Adobe Reader. This vulnerability is detailed on the Adobe security page APSB10-17, 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-2010-2862)

Multiple security flaws were found in Adobe Flash Player embedded in Adobe Reader. These vulnerabilities are detailed on the Adobe security page APSB10-16, listed in the References section. A PDF file with embedded specially crafted SWF file could cause Adobe Reader to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running Adobe Reader when opened. (CVE-2010-0209, CVE-2010-2213, CVE-2010-2214, CVE-2010-2215, CVE-2010-2216)

All Adobe Reader users should install these updated packages. They contain Adobe Reader version 9.3.4, 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-2010-0209

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-2213

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-2214

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-2215

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-2216

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-2862

https://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-16.html

https://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-17.html

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010:0636

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 48400

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2010-0636.nasl

Version: 1.27

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/23/2010

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.5

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/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:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.8, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5

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: 8/20/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/5/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0209, CVE-2010-2213, CVE-2010-2214, CVE-2010-2215, CVE-2010-2216, CVE-2010-2862

BID: 42203, 42358, 42361, 42362, 42363, 42364

RHSA: 2010:0636