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ESB-2013.0232 - ALERT [Win][Linux][OSX] Adobe Reader and Acrobat: Multiple vulnerabilities

Date: 21 February 2013
References: ESB-2013.0206  ESB-2013.0274  

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2013.0232
              Security Advisory for Adobe Reader and Acrobat
                             21 February 2013

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           Adobe Reader
                   Adobe Acrobat
Publisher:         Adobe
Operating System:  Windows
                   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-2013-0641 CVE-2013-0640 

Reference:         ESB-2013.0206

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb13-07.html

Comment: There are reports that these vulnerabilities are being exploited in 
         the wild. A patch is now available from Adobe to address the 
         vulnerabilities.

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Security updates available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat

Release date: February 20, 2013

Vulnerability identifier: APSB13-07

Priority: See table below

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

Platform: All Platforms

SUMMARY

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Reader and Acrobat XI (11.0.01 
and earlier) for Windows and Macintosh, X (10.1.5 and earlier) for Windows and 
Macintosh, 9.5.3 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh, and Adobe 
Reader 9.5.3 and earlier 9.x versions for Linux.  These updates address 
vulnerabilities that could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to 
take control of the affected system.

Adobe recommends users update their product installations to the latest 
versions:

* Users of Adobe Reader XI (11.0.01 and earlier) for Windows and Macintosh 
  should update to Adobe Reader XI (11.0.02).
* For users of Adobe Reader X (10.1.5 and earlier) for Windows and Macintosh, 
  who cannot update to Adobe Reader XI (11.0.02), Adobe has made available the 
  update Adobe Reader X (10.1.6).
* For users of Adobe Reader 9.5.3 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows and 
  Macintosh, who cannot update to Adobe Reader XI (11.0.02), Adobe has made 
  available the update Adobe Reader 9.5.4.
* Users of Adobe Reader 9.5.3 and earlier 9.x versions for Linux should update 
  to Adobe Reader 9.5.4.
* Users of Adobe Acrobat XI (11.0.01 and earlier) for Windows and Macintosh 
  should update to Adobe Acrobat XI (11.0.02).
* Users of Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.5 and earlier) for Windows and Macintosh 
  should update to Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.6).
* Users of Adobe Acrobat 9.5.3 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows and 
  Macintosh should update to Adobe Acrobat 9.5.4.
* Adobe is aware of reports that two vulnerabilities (CVE-2013-0640, 
  CVE-2013-0641) referenced in Security Advisory APSA13-02 are being exploited 
  in the wild. Adobe recommends users update their product installations using 
  the instructions provided in the "Solution" section below.

AFFECTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS

* Adobe Reader XI (11.0.01 and earlier) for Windows and Macintosh
* Adobe Reader X (10.1.5 and earlier) for Windows and Macintosh
* Adobe Reader 9.5.3 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows, Macintosh and Linux
* Adobe Acrobat XI (11.0.01 and earlier) for Windows and Macintosh
* Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.5 and earlier) for Windows and Macintosh
* Adobe Acrobat 9.5.3 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, Pro and 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	XI (11.0.02)	Windows and Macintosh	1
		X (10.1.6)	Windows and Macintosh	1
		9.5.4		Windows and Macintosh	1
		9.5.4		Linux			2
Adobe Acrobat	XI (11.0.02)	Windows and Macintosh	1
		X (10.1.6)	Windows and Macintosh	1
		9.5.4		Windows and Macintosh	1

These updates address critical vulnerabilities in the software.

DETAILS

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Reader and Acrobat XI (11.0.01 
and earlier) for Windows and Macintosh, X (10.1.5 and earlier) for Windows and 
Macintosh, 9.5.3 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh, and Adobe 
Reader 9.5.3 and earlier 9.x versions for Linux.  These updates address 
vulnerabilities that could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to 
take control of the affected system.

Adobe recommends users update their product installations to the latest 
versions:

* Users of Adobe Reader XI (11.0.01 and earlier) for Windows and Macintosh 
  should update to Adobe Reader XI (11.0.02).
* For users of Adobe Reader X (10.1.5 and earlier) for Windows and Macintosh, 
  who cannot update to Adobe Reader XI (11.0.02), Adobe has made available the 
  update Adobe Reader X (10.1.6).
* For users of Adobe Reader 9.5.3 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows and 
  Macintosh, who cannot update to Adobe Reader XI (11.0.02), Adobe has made 
  available the update Adobe Reader 9.5.4.
* Users of Adobe Reader 9.5.3 and earlier 9.x versions for Linux should update 
  to Adobe Reader 9.5.4.
* Users of Adobe Acrobat XI (11.0.01 and earlier) for Windows and Macintosh 
  should update to Adobe Acrobat XI (11.0.02).
* Users of Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.5 and earlier) for Windows and Macintosh 
  should update to Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.6).
* Users of Adobe Acrobat 9.5.3 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows and 
  Macintosh should update to Adobe Acrobat 9.5.4.
* Adobe is aware of reports that two vulnerabilities (CVE-2013-0640, 
  CVE-2013-0641) referenced in Security Advisory APSA13-02 are being exploited 
  in the wild. Adobe recommends users update their product installations using 
  the instructions provided in the "Solution" section above.

These updates resolve a memory corruption vulnerability that could lead to 
code execution (CVE-2013-0640).

These updates resolve a buffer overflow vulnerability that could lead to code 
execution (CVE-2013-0641).

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