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ESB-2009.1444 - [Solaris] Adobe Reader: Multiple vulnerabilities

Date: 26 October 2009
References: ESB-2009.1395  

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2009.1444
Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader for Solaris 10 May Allow
          Execution of Arbitrary Code or Cause Denial of Service
                              26 October 2009

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           Adobe Reader
Publisher:         Sun Microsystems
Operating System:  Solaris
Platform:          SPARC
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
                   Denial of Service               -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Mitigation
CVE Names:         CVE-2009-3462 CVE-2009-3461 CVE-2009-3460
                   CVE-2009-3459 CVE-2009-3458 CVE-2009-3431
                   CVE-2009-2998 CVE-2009-2997 CVE-2009-2996
                   CVE-2009-2995 CVE-2009-2994 CVE-2009-2993
                   CVE-2009-2992 CVE-2009-2991 CVE-2009-2990
                   CVE-2009-2989 CVE-2009-2988 CVE-2009-2987
                   CVE-2009-2986 CVE-2009-2985 CVE-2009-2984
                   CVE-2009-2983 CVE-2009-2982 CVE-2009-2981
                   CVE-2009-2980 CVE-2009-2579 CVE-2009-2564
                   CVE-2007-0048 CVE-2007-0045 

Reference:         ESB-2009.1395

Original Bulletin: 
   http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/printfriendly.do?assetkey=1-66-270669-1

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Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader for Solaris 10 May
Allow Execution of Arbitrary Code or Cause Denial of Service (DoS) -
Adobe Security Bulletin APSB09-15
  _________________________________________________________________

Category :                   Security
Release Phase :              Workaround
Bug Id :                     6891381
Product :                    Solaris 10 Operating System
Date of Workaround Release : 22-Oct-2009

Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader for Solaris 10 May Allow
Execution of Arbitrary Code or Cause Denial of Service (DoS) -
Adobe Security Bulletin APSB09-15


1. Impact
Multiple security vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader versions 9.x before
9.1.4, 8.x before 8.1.7 and 7.x before 7.1.4 may allow remote
unprivileged users to execute arbitrary code or crash the Adobe Reader
application, thereby causing a Denial of Service (DoS) condition.
These vulnerabilities may be exploited via specially crafted PDF
files.
The following resources document these issues in more detail:

Adobe Security Bulletin APSB09-15 at
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb09-15.html
CVE-2009-2564 at
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2564
CVE-2009-2579 at
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2579
CVE-2009-2980 at
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2980
CVE-2009-2981 at
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2981
CVE-2009-2982 at
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2982
CVE-2009-2983 at
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2983
CVE-2009-2984 at
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2984
CVE-2009-2985 at
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2985
CVE-2009-2986 at
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2986
CVE-2009-2987 at
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2987
CVE-2009-2988 at
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2988
CVE-2009-2989 at
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2989
CVE-2009-2990 at
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2990
CVE-2009-2991 at
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2991
CVE-2009-2992 at
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2992
CVE-2009-2993 at
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2993
CVE-2009-2994 at
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2994
CVE-2009-2995 at
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2995
CVE-2009-2996 at
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2996
CVE-2009-2997 at
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2997
CVE-2009-2998 at
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2998
CVE-2009-3431 at
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3431
CVE-2009-3458 at
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3458
CVE-2009-3459 at
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3459
CVE-2009-3460 at
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3460 
CVE-2009-3461 at
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3461
CVE-2009-3462 at
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3462
CVE-2007-0045 at
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-0045
CVE-2007-0048 at
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-0048


2. Contributing Factors
These issues can occur in the following release:

SPARC Platform
  * Solaris 10

Notes:

1. Solaris 8, Solaris 9, Solaris 10 on the x86 platform and OpenSolaris do not
ship Adobe Reader and therefore are not affected by these issues.

2. All versions of Adobe Reader 9 prior to 9.2, Adobe Reader 8 prior
to 8.1.7 and Adobe Reader 7 prior to 7.1.4 are affected by these
issues.

To determine the version of Adobe Reader installed on the system, the
following command can be run:

$ /usr/bin/acroread -version
7.0.1

Earlier versions of Adobe Reader on Solaris 10 only shipped acroread
in /usr/sfw/bin which do not support the '-version' option, so for
such instances, the following command can be used instead:

$ cat `pkgchk -l -P AcroVersion | awk '/Pathname/ { print $2 }'`

5.0.10

3. Symptoms

There are no predictable symptoms that would indicate these issues
have been exploited to execute arbitrary code.

If the described issues have been exploited to cause a Denial of
Service (DoS), the Adobe Reader application will crash, potentially
leaving a core(4) file depending on the system configuration.

4. Workaround

To avoid the described issues, do not load PDF files from untrusted
sources.

Until patches can be applied, the risk of some of these
vulnerabilities can be mitigated by preventing PDF documents from
being opened automatically by the Web browser. In Firefox 2.0, this can
be set by changing the default action for PDF documents with the following:

1. Open the Preferences dialog from the Edit menu

2. Select Contents tab.

3. Click on Manage button in  File Types block.

4. Select PDF in the list and click Change Action.

5. Select 'Save them on my computer' option and click OK.

Note that this workaround will reduce the risk of exploitation but
will not prevent the issues from being exploited.

5. Resolution

A final resolution is pending completion.

For more information on Security Sun Alerts, see Technical
Instruction ID 213557.

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Copyright 2000-2009 Sun Microsystems, Inc., 4150 Network Circle, Santa
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