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ESB-2005.0643 -- RHSA-2005:750-01 -- Critical: Adobe Acrobat Reader security update

Date: 18 August 2005

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                     ESB-2005.0643 -- RHSA-2005:750-01
              Critical: Adobe Acrobat Reader security update
                              18 August 2005

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           Adobe Reader 7.0 and prior
Publisher:         Red Hat
Operating System:  Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES/WS 4
                   Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 4
                   Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES/WS 3
                   Red Hat Desktop 3
                   UNIX variants
                   Windows
Impact:            Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
Access:            Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names:         CAN-2005-2470

Original Bulletin: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-750.html

Comment: This bulletin contains information regarding software which runs on
         other operating systems. The full vendor advisory regarding this
         product can be found here:
         
         http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/321644.html

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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Critical: Adobe Acrobat Reader security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2005:750-01
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-750.html
Issue date:        2005-08-16
Updated on:        2005-08-16
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras
CVE Names:         CAN-2005-2470
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1. Summary:

Updated acroread packages that fix a security issue are now available.

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

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 Extras - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Desktop version 3 Extras - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3 Extras - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3 Extras - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Desktop 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. Problem description:

The Adobe Acrobat Reader allows users to view and print documents in
portable document format (PDF).

A buffer overflow bug has been found in Adobe Acrobat Reader. It is
possible to execute arbitrary code on a victim's machine if the victim
opens a malicious PDF file. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project has assigned the name CAN-2005-2470 to this issue.

All users of Acrobat Reader are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain Acrobat Reader version 7.0.1 and are not vulnerable
to this issue.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade.  Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated.  Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated.  Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the
desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network.  Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates.  To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

166057 - CAN-2005-2470 acroread buffer overflow


6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 Extras:

i386:
cba6f10446ece7d23d163b81699dbb45  acroread-7.0.1-1.1.0.EL3.i386.rpm
f324b6da881852c784c293d968d569e4  acroread-plugin-7.0.1-1.1.0.EL3.i386.rpm

x86_64:
cba6f10446ece7d23d163b81699dbb45  acroread-7.0.1-1.1.0.EL3.i386.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 3 Extras:

i386:
cba6f10446ece7d23d163b81699dbb45  acroread-7.0.1-1.1.0.EL3.i386.rpm
f324b6da881852c784c293d968d569e4  acroread-plugin-7.0.1-1.1.0.EL3.i386.rpm

x86_64:
cba6f10446ece7d23d163b81699dbb45  acroread-7.0.1-1.1.0.EL3.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3 Extras:

i386:
cba6f10446ece7d23d163b81699dbb45  acroread-7.0.1-1.1.0.EL3.i386.rpm
f324b6da881852c784c293d968d569e4  acroread-plugin-7.0.1-1.1.0.EL3.i386.rpm

x86_64:
cba6f10446ece7d23d163b81699dbb45  acroread-7.0.1-1.1.0.EL3.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3 Extras:

i386:
cba6f10446ece7d23d163b81699dbb45  acroread-7.0.1-1.1.0.EL3.i386.rpm
f324b6da881852c784c293d968d569e4  acroread-plugin-7.0.1-1.1.0.EL3.i386.rpm

x86_64:
cba6f10446ece7d23d163b81699dbb45  acroread-7.0.1-1.1.0.EL3.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras:

i386:
4f61e327835b438d3cb3f385c8acfb13  acroread-7.0.1-1.2.0.EL4.i386.rpm
f038b6dbf5e5bd2c1ca375deaebfac77  acroread-plugin-7.0.1-1.2.0.EL4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
4f61e327835b438d3cb3f385c8acfb13  acroread-7.0.1-1.2.0.EL4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 4 Extras:

i386:
4f61e327835b438d3cb3f385c8acfb13  acroread-7.0.1-1.2.0.EL4.i386.rpm
f038b6dbf5e5bd2c1ca375deaebfac77  acroread-plugin-7.0.1-1.2.0.EL4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
4f61e327835b438d3cb3f385c8acfb13  acroread-7.0.1-1.2.0.EL4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 Extras:

i386:
4f61e327835b438d3cb3f385c8acfb13  acroread-7.0.1-1.2.0.EL4.i386.rpm
f038b6dbf5e5bd2c1ca375deaebfac77  acroread-plugin-7.0.1-1.2.0.EL4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
4f61e327835b438d3cb3f385c8acfb13  acroread-7.0.1-1.2.0.EL4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 Extras:

i386:
4f61e327835b438d3cb3f385c8acfb13  acroread-7.0.1-1.2.0.EL4.i386.rpm
f038b6dbf5e5bd2c1ca375deaebfac77  acroread-plugin-7.0.1-1.2.0.EL4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
4f61e327835b438d3cb3f385c8acfb13  acroread-7.0.1-1.2.0.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:

http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/321644.html
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-2470

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>.  More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2005 Red Hat, Inc.

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