RHEL 3 : Adobe Acrobat Reader (RHSA-2007:0021)
High Nessus Plugin ID 63836
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated acroread packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.
This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
[Updated 23 Jan 2007] The previous acroread packages were missing dependencies on the new libraries which could prevent acroread from starting. Replacement acroread packages have been added to this erratum to correct this issue.
The Adobe Reader allows users to view and print documents in portable document format (PDF).
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)
Please note that Adobe Reader 7.0.9 requires versions of several system libraries that were not shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3. This update contains additional packages that provide the required system library versions for Adobe Reader. These additional packages are only required by Adobe Reader and do not replace or affect any other aspects of a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 system.
All users of Adobe Reader are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain Adobe Reader version 7.0.9 and additional libraries to correct these issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.