RHSA-2009:1109-01 Critical: acroread security update
Posted on: 06/17/2009 12:25 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-2009:1109-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1109.html
Issue date: 2009-06-17
CVE Names: CVE-2009-0198 CVE-2009-0509 CVE-2009-0510
CVE-2009-0511 CVE-2009-0512 CVE-2009-0888
CVE-2009-0889 CVE-2009-1855 CVE-2009-1856
CVE-2009-1857 CVE-2009-1858 CVE-2009-1859
CVE-2009-1861 CVE-2009-2028
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1. Summary:

Updated acroread packages that fix multiple 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).

Multiple security flaws were discovered in Adobe Reader. 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-2009-0198, CVE-2009-0509, CVE-2009-0510, CVE-2009-0511, CVE-2009-0512,
CVE-2009-0888, CVE-2009-0889, CVE-2009-1855, CVE-2009-1856, CVE-2009-1857,
CVE-2009-1858, CVE-2009-1859, CVE-2009-1861, CVE-2009-2028)

All Adobe Reader users should install these updated packages. They contain
Adobe Reader version 8.1.6, which is not vulnerable to these issues. All
running instances of Adobe Reader must be restarted for the update to take
effect.

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/docs/DOC-11259

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

505049 - acroread: multiple security fixes in version 8.1.6 (APSB09-07)

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 Extras:

i386:
acroread-8.1.6-1.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-8.1.6-1.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-8.1.6-1.i386.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 3 Extras:

i386:
acroread-8.1.6-1.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-8.1.6-1.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-8.1.6-1.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3 Extras:

i386:
acroread-8.1.6-1.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-8.1.6-1.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-8.1.6-1.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3 Extras:

i386:
acroread-8.1.6-1.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-8.1.6-1.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-8.1.6-1.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras:

i386:
acroread-8.1.6-1.el4.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-8.1.6-1.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-8.1.6-1.el4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 4 Extras:

i386:
acroread-8.1.6-1.el4.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-8.1.6-1.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-8.1.6-1.el4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 Extras:

i386:
acroread-8.1.6-1.el4.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-8.1.6-1.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-8.1.6-1.el4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 Extras:

i386:
acroread-8.1.6-1.el4.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-8.1.6-1.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-8.1.6-1.el4.i386.rpm

RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client):

i386:
acroread-8.1.6-2.el5.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-8.1.6-2.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-8.1.6-2.el5.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-8.1.6-2.el5.i386.rpm

RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server):

i386:
acroread-8.1.6-2.el5.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-8.1.6-2.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-8.1.6-2.el5.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-8.1.6-2.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-2009-0198
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0509
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0510
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0511
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0512
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0888
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0889
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1855
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1856
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1857
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1858
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1859
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1861
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2028
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#critical
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb09-07.html

8. Contact:

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

Copyright 2009 Red Hat, Inc.
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