RHEL 5 / 6 : acroread (RHSA-2013:0551)

High Nessus Plugin ID 64794


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


Updated acroread packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 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 two security flaws in Adobe Reader. These flaws are detailed in the Adobe Security bulletin APSB13-07, 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-2013-0640, CVE-2013-0641)

All Adobe Reader users should install these updated packages. They contain Adobe Reader version 9.5.4, which is not vulnerable to these issues. All running instances of Adobe Reader must be restarted for the update to take effect.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 64794

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2013-0551.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.22 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/02/22

Modified: 2017/01/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/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:5.9, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.4

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: 2013/02/21

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0640, CVE-2013-0641

BID: 57931, 57947

OSVDB: 90169, 90170

RHSA: 2013:0551