RHSA-2010:0038-01 Critical: acroread security update
Posted on: 01/13/2010 07:45 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-2010:0038-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0038.html
Issue date: 2010-01-13
CVE Names: CVE-2009-3953 CVE-2009-3954 CVE-2009-3955
CVE-2009-3956 CVE-2009-3959 CVE-2009-4324
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1. Summary:

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

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

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Desktop version 4 Extras - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 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

3. Description:

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

This update fixes several vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader. These
vulnerabilities are summarized on the Adobe Security Advisory APSB10-02
page 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-2009-4324, CVE-2009-3953,
CVE-2009-3954, CVE-2009-3955, CVE-2009-3959, CVE-2009-3956)

Adobe have discontinued support for Adobe Reader 8 for Linux. All users of
Adobe Reader are advised to install these updated packages, which contain
Adobe Reader version 9.3, 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/):

547799 - CVE-2009-4324 acroread: media.newplayer JavaScript API code execution vulnerability (APSB10-02)
554293 - CVE-2009-3953 CVE-2009-3954 CVE-2009-3955 CVE-2009-3959 acroread: multiple code execution flaws (APSB10-02)
554296 - CVE-2009-3956 acroread: script injection vulnerability (APSB10-02)

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras:

i386:
acroread-9.3-1.el4.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-9.3-1.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-9.3-1.el4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 4 Extras:

i386:
acroread-9.3-1.el4.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-9.3-1.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-9.3-1.el4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 Extras:

i386:
acroread-9.3-1.el4.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-9.3-1.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-9.3-1.el4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 Extras:

i386:
acroread-9.3-1.el4.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-9.3-1.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-9.3-1.el4.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:

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-3953.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-3954.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-3955.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-3956.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-3959.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-4324.html
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#critical
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-02.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 2010 Red Hat, Inc.
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