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ESB-2012.0359 - [Win][Linux][OSX] Adobe Reader & Acrobat: Multiple Vulnerabilities

Date: 11 April 2012
References: ESB-2012.0363  

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2012.0359
          Security updates available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat
                               11 April 2012

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           Adobe Reader
                   Adobe Acrobat
Publisher:         Adobe
Operating System:  Windows
                   Mac OS X
                   Linux variants
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
                   Denial of Service               -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2012-0777 CVE-2012-0776 CVE-2012-0775
                   CVE-2012-0774  

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb12-08.html

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Security updates available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat

Release date: April 10, 2012

Vulnerability identifier: APSB12-08

Priority rating: See table below

CVE numbers: CVE-2012-0774, CVE-2012-0775, CVE-2012-0776, CVE-2012-0777

Platform: All

SUMMARY

Adobe released security updates for Adobe Reader X (10.1.2) and earlier
versions for Windows and Macintosh, Adobe Reader 9.4.6 and earlier 9.x versions
for Linux, and Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.2) and earlier versions for Windows and
Macintosh. These updates address vulnerabilities in the software that could
cause the application to crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control
of the affected system.

Adobe recommends users of Adobe Reader X (10.1.2) and earlier versions for
Windows and Macintosh update to Adobe Reader X (10.1.3). For users of Adobe
Reader 9.5 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh, who cannot update to
Adobe Reader X (10.1.3), Adobe has made available the update Adobe Reader
9.5.1. Adobe recommends users of Adobe Reader 9.4.6 and earlier versions for
Linux update to Adobe Reader 9.5.1. Adobe recommends users of Adobe Acrobat X
(10.1.2) for Windows and Macintosh update to Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.3). Adobe
recommends users of Adobe Acrobat 9.5 and earlier versions for Windows and
Macintosh update to Adobe Acrobat 9.5.1.

AFFECTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS

Adobe Reader X (10.1.2) and earlier 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
Adobe Reader 9.5 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
Adobe Reader 9.4.6 and earlier 9.x versions for Linux
Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.2) and earlier 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
Adobe Acrobat 9.5 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh

SOLUTION

Adobe recommends users update their software installations by following the
instructions below:

Adobe Reader
Users on Windows and Macintosh can utilize the product's update mechanism. The
default configuration is set to run automatic update checks on a regular
schedule. Update checks can be manually activated by choosing Help > Check for
Updates.

Adobe Reader users on Windows can also find the appropriate update here:
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=10&platform=Windows.

Adobe Reader users on Macintosh can also find the appropriate update here:
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=10&platform=Macintosh.

Adobe Reader users on Linux can find the appropriate update here:
ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/unix/9.x/.

Adobe Acrobat 

Users can utilize the product's update mechanism. The default configuration is
set to run automatic update checks on a regular schedule. Update checks can be
manually activated by choosing Help > Check for Updates.

Acrobat Standard and Pro users on Windows can also find the appropriate update
here: 
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=1&platform=Windows.

Acrobat Pro Extended users on Windows can also find the appropriate update here:
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=1&platform=Windows.

Acrobat Pro users on Macintosh can also find the appropriate update here: 
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=1&platform=Macintosh.

PRIORITY AND SEVERITY RATINGS

Adobe categorizes these updates with the following priority ratings and
recommends users update their installations to the newest versions:

Product 	Updated Version Platform 		Priority Rating
Adobe Reader	X (10.1.3)	Windows and Macintosh	2
	 	9.5.1		Windows			1
	 	9.5.1		Macintosh and Linux	2
Adobe Acrobat	X (10.1.3)	Windows and Macintosh	2
	 	9.5.1	 	Windows			1
	 	9.5.1		Macintosh	 	2

These updates address critical vulnerabilities in the software.

DETAILS

Adobe released security updates for Adobe Reader X (10.1.2) and earlier versions
for Windows and Macintosh, Adobe Reader 9.4.6 and earlier 9.x versions for
Linux, and Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.2) and earlier versions for Windows and
Macintosh. These updates address vulnerabilities in the software that could
cause the application to crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control
of the affected system.

Adobe recommends users of Adobe Reader X (10.1.2) and earlier versions for
Windows and Macintosh update to Adobe Reader X (10.1.3). For users of Adobe
Reader 9.5 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh, who cannot update to
Adobe Reader X (10.1.3), Adobe has made available the update Adobe Reader 9.5.1.
Adobe recommends users of Adobe Reader 9.4.6 and earlier versions for Linux
update to Adobe Reader 9.5.1. Adobe recommends users of Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.2)
for Windows and Macintosh update to Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.3). Adobe recommends
users of Adobe Acrobat 9.5 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh update
to Adobe Acrobat 9.5.1.

These updates resolve an integer overflow in the True Type Font (TTF) handling
that could lead to code execution (CVE-2012-0774).

These updates resolve a memory corruption in the JavaScript handling that could
lead to code execution (CVE-2012-0775).

These updates resolve a security bypass via the Adobe Reader installer that
could lead to code execution (CVE-2012-0776).

These updates resolve a memory corruption in the JavaScript API that could lead
to code execution (CVE-2012-0777) (Macintosh and Linux only).

The Adobe Reader X (10.1.3) and Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.3) updates also
incorporate the Adobe Flash Player updates as noted in Security Bulletins
APSB12-03, APSB12-05 and APSB12-07.

For additional information related to Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.5.1 changes
impacting the authplay.dll component, please refer to the ASSET blog post.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Adobe would like to thank the following individuals and organizations for
reporting the relevant issues and for working with Adobe to help protect our
customers:

Peter Vreugdenhil, HP DVLabs (CVE-2012-0774)
Soroush Dalili (CVE-2012-0775)
Mitja Kolsek of ACROS Security (CVE-2012-0776)
James Quirk, Los Alamos (CVE-2012-0777)

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