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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Adobe Acrobat/Reader Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
(Red Hat Issues Fix) Adobe Acrobat Memory Corruption Error in CoolType Module May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024348
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1024348
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-2862   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 20 2010
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 9.3.3; possibly other versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader. A remote user may be able to cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted PDF file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a memory corruption error in 'CoolType.dll' and potentially execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Charlie Miller (Independent Security Evaluators), et al, reported this vulnerability.

The original advisory is available at:

http://securityevaluators.com/files/papers/CrashAnalysis.pdf

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, may potentially 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-2010-0636.html

Vendor URL:  www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-17.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Red Hat Enterprise)

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Aug 6 2010 Adobe Acrobat Memory Corruption Error in CoolType Module May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Fri, 20 Aug 2010 14:23:12 +0200
Subject:  [RHSA-2010:0636-02] Critical: acroread security update

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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Critical: acroread security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2010:0636-02
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0636.html
Issue date:        2010-08-20
CVE Names:         CVE-2010-0209 CVE-2010-2213 CVE-2010-2214 
                   CVE-2010-2215 CVE-2010-2216 CVE-2010-2862 
=====================================================================

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 a vulnerability in Adobe Reader. This vulnerability is
detailed on the Adobe security page APSB10-17, 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-2010-2862)

Multiple security flaws were found in Adobe Flash Player embedded in Adobe
Reader. These vulnerabilities are detailed on the Adobe security page
APSB10-16, listed in the References section. A PDF file with embedded
specially-crafted SWF file could cause Adobe Reader to crash or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running Adobe Reader when
opened. (CVE-2010-0209, CVE-2010-2213, CVE-2010-2214, CVE-2010-2215,
CVE-2010-2216)

All Adobe Reader users should install these updated packages. They contain
Adobe Reader version 9.3.4, 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/):

621687 - CVE-2010-2862 acroread: integer overflow flaw allows remote arbitrary code execution
622947 - CVE-2010-0209 CVE-2010-2213 CVE-2010-2214 CVE-2010-2215 CVE-2010-2216 flash-plugin: multiple security flaws (APSB10-16)
624838 - acroread: multiple critical security flaws (APSB10-17)

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras:

i386:
acroread-9.3.4-1.el4.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-9.3.4-1.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-9.3.4-1.el4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 4 Extras:

i386:
acroread-9.3.4-1.el4.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-9.3.4-1.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-9.3.4-1.el4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 Extras:

i386:
acroread-9.3.4-1.el4.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-9.3.4-1.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-9.3.4-1.el4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 Extras:

i386:
acroread-9.3.4-1.el4.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-9.3.4-1.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-9.3.4-1.el4.i386.rpm

RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client):

i386:
acroread-9.3.4-1.el5.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-9.3.4-1.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-9.3.4-1.el5.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-9.3.4-1.el5.i386.rpm

RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server):

i386:
acroread-9.3.4-1.el5.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-9.3.4-1.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-9.3.4-1.el5.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-9.3.4-1.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-2010-0209.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2213.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2214.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2215.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2216.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2862.html
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#critical
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-16.html
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-17.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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