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[Win]

Published:

25 October 2007

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                          ESB-2007.0824 -- [Win]
          Update available for vulnerability in versions 8.1 and
                    earlier of Adobe Reader and Acrobat
                              25 October 2007

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:              Adobe Reader 8.1 and earlier
                      Adobe Reader 7.0.9 and earlier
                      Adobe Acrobat Professional, 3D and Standard 8.1 and
                        earlier versions
                      Adobe Acrobat Professional, Standard, 3D and
                        Elements 7.0.9 and earlier
Publisher:            Adobe
Operating System:     Windows XP
                      Windows Server 2003
Impact:               Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
Access:               Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names:            CVE-2007-5020

Ref:                  AL-2007.0114

Comment: This advisory recommends users of Windows XP to apply the update and
         does not explicitly state any other Operating System are vulnerable.
         It is recommended that users of Windows Server 2003 also apply any
         updates due to the Microsoft Security Advisory 943521.
         
         Please note that it has been reports that there are emails
         exploiting the vulnerability that these updates address.

Revision History:  
  October 25 2007: Added database categories
  October 25 2007: Added another bulletin URL, more products and a comment.
  October 23 2007: Initial Release

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Adobe Security Bulletin: 
- - Update available for vulnerability in versions 8.1 and 
earlier of Adobe Reader and Acrobat

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APSB07-18 - Update available for vulnerability in versions 
8.1 and earlier of Adobe Reader and Acrobat

Originally posted: October 22, 2007

Summary:  
Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in Adobe 
Reader and Acrobat that could allow an attacker who 
successfully exploits these vulnerabilities to take control 
of the affected system. This issue only affects customers on
Windows XP with Internet Explorer 7 installed. A malicious 
file must be loaded in Adobe Reader or Acrobat by the end 
user for an attacker to exploit these vulnerabilities. It is 
recommended that affected users update to Adobe Reader 8.1.1 
or Acrobat 8.1.1. This is an update to resolve the issue 
previously reported in Security Advisory APSA07-04.

Severity Rating: 
Adobe categorizes this update as critical
http://direct.adobe.com/r?xJllJHcElTWcEcHHqJcHH

Adobe recommends that users apply this update to their 
installations.  Learn more: 
http://direct.adobe.com/r?xJllJHcElTqJEcHHqJcHJ

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ANY INFORMATION, PATCHES, DOWNLOADS, WORKAROUNDS, OR FIXES 
PROVIDED BY ADOBE IN THIS BULLETIN ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" 
WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. ADOBE AND ITS SUPPLIERS 
DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED OR 
OTHERWISE, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY 
AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. ALSO, THERE IS NO 
WARRANTY OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, OR QUIET ENJOYMENT. 
(USA ONLY) SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF 
IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY 
TO YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL ADOBE, INC. OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE 
LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT 
LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, 
SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, COVER, LOSS OF PROFITS, BUSINESS 
INTERRUPTION, OR THE LIKE, OR LOSS OF BUSINESS DAMAGES, 
BASED ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY INCLUDING BREACH OF 
CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), 
PRODUCT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF ADOBE, INC. OR ITS 
SUPPLIERS OR THEIR REPRESENTATIVES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF 
THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. (USA ONLY) SOME STATES 
DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR 
CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION 
OR LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE 
OTHER LEGAL RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE. 

Adobe reserves the right, from time to time, to update 
the information in this document with current information.
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This is an advertising message from Adobe Systems Incorporated,  
its affiliates and agents ("Adobe"), 345 Park Avenue, 
San Jose,  CA 95110 USA.

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