RHEL 4 : Adobe Acrobat Reader (RHSA-2007:0017)

High Nessus Plugin ID 63835


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


Updated acroread packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

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 cross site scripting flaw was found in the way the Adobe Reader Plugin processes certain malformed URLs. A malicious web page could inject arbitrary javascript into the browser session which could possibly lead to a cross site scripting attack. (CVE-2007-0045)

Two arbitrary code execution flaws were found in the way Adobe Reader processes malformed document files. It may be possible to execute arbitrary code on a victim's machine if the victim opens a malicious PDF file. (CVE-2006-5857, CVE-2007-0046)

All users of Acrobat Reader are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain Acrobat Reader version 7.0.9 and are not vulnerable to these issues.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 63835

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2007-0017.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/01/24

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/01/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/12/27

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5857, CVE-2007-0045, CVE-2007-0046

RHSA: 2007:0017

CWE: 399