RHSA-2008:0974-01 Critical: acroread security update
Posted on: 11/12/2008 07:50 PM

A new update is available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Here the announcement:

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Critical: acroread security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2008:0974-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0974.html
Issue date: 2008-11-12
CVE Names: CVE-2008-2549 CVE-2008-2992 CVE-2008-4812
CVE-2008-4813 CVE-2008-4814 CVE-2008-4815
CVE-2008-4817
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1. Summary:

Updated acroread packages that fix various security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Extras, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Extras, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Supplementary.

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

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 Extras - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Desktop version 3 Extras - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3 Extras - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3 Extras - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Desktop version 4 Extras - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 Extras - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 Extras - i386, x86_64
RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server) - i386, x86_64

3. Description:

Adobe Reader allows users to view and print documents in Portable Document
Format (PDF).

Several input validation flaws were discovered in Adobe Reader. A malicious
PDF file could cause Adobe Reader to crash or, potentially, execute
arbitrary code as the user running Adobe Reader. (CVE-2008-2549,
CVE-2008-2992, CVE-2008-4812, CVE-2008-4813, CVE-2008-4814, CVE-2008-4817)

The Adobe Reader binary had an insecure relative RPATH (runtime library
search path) set in the ELF (Executable and Linking Format) header. A local
attacker able to convince another user to run Adobe Reader in an
attacker-controlled directory could run arbitrary code with the privileges
of the victim. (CVE-2008-4815)

All acroread users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, that
contain Adobe Reader version 8.1.3, and are not vulnerable to these issues.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_58_10188

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

450078 - CVE-2008-2549 acroread: crash and possible code execution
469875 - CVE-2008-4812 Adobe Reader: embedded font handling out-of-bounds array indexing
469876 - CVE-2008-4813 Adobe Reader: PDF objects parsing and JavaScript getCosObj handling memory corruption flaw
469877 - CVE-2008-2992 Adobe Reader: JavaScript util.printf() function buffer overflow
469880 - CVE-2008-4814 Adobe Reader: arbitrary code execution via unspecified JavaScript method
469882 - CVE-2008-4815 Adobe Reader: insecure RPATH flaw
469923 - CVE-2008-4817 Adobe Reader: Download Manager input validation flaw

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 Extras:

i386:
acroread-8.1.3-1.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-8.1.3-1.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-8.1.3-1.i386.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 3 Extras:

i386:
acroread-8.1.3-1.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-8.1.3-1.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-8.1.3-1.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3 Extras:

i386:
acroread-8.1.3-1.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-8.1.3-1.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-8.1.3-1.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3 Extras:

i386:
acroread-8.1.3-1.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-8.1.3-1.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-8.1.3-1.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras:

i386:
acroread-8.1.3-1.el4.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-8.1.3-1.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-8.1.3-1.el4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 4 Extras:

i386:
acroread-8.1.3-1.el4.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-8.1.3-1.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-8.1.3-1.el4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 Extras:

i386:
acroread-8.1.3-1.el4.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-8.1.3-1.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-8.1.3-1.el4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 Extras:

i386:
acroread-8.1.3-1.el4.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-8.1.3-1.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-8.1.3-1.el4.i386.rpm

RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client):

i386:
acroread-8.1.3-1.el5.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-8.1.3-1.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-8.1.3-1.el5.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-8.1.3-1.el5.i386.rpm

RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server):

i386:
acroread-8.1.3-1.el5.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-8.1.3-1.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-8.1.3-1.el5.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-8.1.3-1.el5.i386.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2549
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2992
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4812
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4813
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4814
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4815
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4817

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is lt;secalert@redhat.comgt;. More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2008 Red Hat, Inc.
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