RHEL 3 / 4 : Adobe Acrobat Reader (RHSA-2005:750)

High Nessus Plugin ID 63828


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


Updated acroread packages that fix a security issue are now available.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The Adobe Acrobat Reader allows users to view and print documents in portable document format (PDF).

A buffer overflow bug has been found in Adobe Acrobat Reader. It is possible to execute arbitrary code on a victim's machine if the victim opens a malicious PDF file. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the name CVE-2005-2470 to this issue.

All users of Acrobat Reader are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain Acrobat Reader version 7.0.1 and are not vulnerable to this issue.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 63828

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-750.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/01/24

Modified: 2014/05/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

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

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2005/08/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2470

RHSA: 2005:750