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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Adobe Acrobat/Reader Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
(Red Hat Issues Fix) Adobe Reader and Acrobat Flaw in 'authplay.dll' Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024161
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1024161
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-1297   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 30 2010
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 9.3.2 and prior 9.x versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Adobe Reader and Acrobat. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create specially crafted PDF content that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a flaw in the 'authplay.dll' component and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

This vulnerability is being actively exploited.

Adobe Flash Player is also affected.

Versions 8.x of Adobe Reader and Acrobat are not affected.

Impact:   A remote user can create content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   Red Hat has issued a fix.

The Red Hat advisory is available at:

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0503.html

Vendor URL:  www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-15.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:   Linux (Red Hat Enterprise)

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Jun 5 2010 Adobe Reader and Acrobat Flaw in 'authplay.dll' Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Wed, 30 Jun 2010 14:00:34 -0400
Subject:  [RHSA-2010:0503-01] Critical: acroread security update

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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Critical: acroread security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2010:0503-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0503.html
Issue date:        2010-06-30
CVE Names:         CVE-2010-1240 CVE-2010-1285 CVE-2010-1295 
                   CVE-2010-1297 CVE-2010-2168 CVE-2010-2201 
                   CVE-2010-2202 CVE-2010-2203 CVE-2010-2204 
                   CVE-2010-2205 CVE-2010-2206 CVE-2010-2207 
                   CVE-2010-2208 CVE-2010-2209 CVE-2010-2210 
                   CVE-2010-2211 CVE-2010-2212 
=====================================================================

1. Summary:

Updated acroread packages that fix multiple security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Extras and Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 5 Supplementary.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having critical
security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores,
which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability
from the CVE links in the References section.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Desktop version 4 Extras - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 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. Description:

Adobe Reader allows users to view and print documents in Portable Document
Format (PDF).

This update fixes multiple vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader. These
vulnerabilities are detailed on the Adobe security pages APSA10-01 and
APSB10-15, listed in the References section. A specially-crafted PDF file
could cause Adobe Reader to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code
as the user running Adobe Reader when opened. (CVE-2010-1240,
CVE-2010-1285, CVE-2010-1295, CVE-2010-1297, CVE-2010-2168, CVE-2010-2201,
CVE-2010-2202, CVE-2010-2203, CVE-2010-2204, CVE-2010-2205, CVE-2010-2206,
CVE-2010-2207, CVE-2010-2208, CVE-2010-2209, CVE-2010-2210, CVE-2010-2211,
CVE-2010-2212)

All Adobe Reader users should install these updated packages. They contain
Adobe Reader version 9.3.3, which is not vulnerable to these issues. All
running instances of Adobe Reader must be restarted for the update to take
effect.

4. Solution:

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

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-11259

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

600692 - CVE-2010-1297 acroread, flash-plugin: Arbitrary code execution by opening a specially-crafted PDF file with malicious SWF content (APSA10-01)
609203 - acroread: multiple code execution flaws (APSB10-15)

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras:

i386:
acroread-9.3.3-2.el4.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-9.3.3-2.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-9.3.3-2.el4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 4 Extras:

i386:
acroread-9.3.3-2.el4.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-9.3.3-2.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-9.3.3-2.el4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 Extras:

i386:
acroread-9.3.3-2.el4.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-9.3.3-2.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-9.3.3-2.el4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 Extras:

i386:
acroread-9.3.3-2.el4.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-9.3.3-2.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-9.3.3-2.el4.i386.rpm

RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client):

i386:
acroread-9.3.3-1.el5.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-9.3.3-1.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-9.3.3-1.el5.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-9.3.3-1.el5.i386.rpm

RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server):

i386:
acroread-9.3.3-1.el5.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-9.3.3-1.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-9.3.3-1.el5.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-9.3.3-1.el5.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:

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-1240.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-1285.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-1295.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-1297.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2168.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2201.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2202.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2203.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2204.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2205.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2206.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2207.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2208.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2209.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2210.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2211.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2212.html
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#critical
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/advisories/apsa10-01.html
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-15.html

8. Contact:

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

Copyright 2010 Red Hat, Inc.
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