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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Adobe Acrobat/Reader Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
(Red Hat Issues Fix) Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader Unspecified Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024513
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1024513
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-2883   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 6 2010
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 9.3.4 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Adobe Acrobat and Reader. A remote user can 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 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.

Mila Parkour of http://contagiodump.blogspot.com reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file 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-2010-0743.html

Vendor URL:  www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-21.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.
Sep 9 2010 Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader Unspecified Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Wed, 6 Oct 2010 06:40:08 -0400
Subject:  [RHSA-2010:0743-01] Critical: acroread security update

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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Critical: acroread security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2010:0743-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0743.html
Issue date:        2010-10-06
CVE Names:         CVE-2010-2883 CVE-2010-2884 CVE-2010-2887 
                   CVE-2010-2889 CVE-2010-2890 CVE-2010-3619 
                   CVE-2010-3620 CVE-2010-3621 CVE-2010-3622 
                   CVE-2010-3625 CVE-2010-3626 CVE-2010-3627 
                   CVE-2010-3628 CVE-2010-3629 CVE-2010-3630 
                   CVE-2010-3632 CVE-2010-3656 CVE-2010-3657 
                   CVE-2010-3658 
=====================================================================

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 page APSB10-21, 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-2010-2883, CVE-2010-2884, CVE-2010-2889, CVE-2010-2890,
CVE-2010-3619, CVE-2010-3620, CVE-2010-3621, CVE-2010-3622, CVE-2010-3625,
CVE-2010-3626, CVE-2010-3627, CVE-2010-3628, CVE-2010-3629, CVE-2010-3630,
CVE-2010-3632, CVE-2010-3658)

An insecure relative RPATH (runtime library search path) set in some Adobe
Reader libraries could allow a local attacker, who is able to convince
another user to run Adobe Reader in an attacker-controlled directory, to
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the victim. (CVE-2010-2887)

A specially-crafted PDF file could cause Adobe Reader to crash when opened.
(CVE-2010-3656, CVE-2010-3657)

All Adobe Reader users should install these updated packages. They contain
Adobe Reader version 9.4, 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/):

632267 - CVE-2010-2883 Acroread: Stack-based buffer overflow by processing certain fonts (APSA10-02)
633917 - CVE-2010-2884 Adobe Flash: crash or potential arbitrary code execution (APSB10-22)
639890 - acroread: multiple code execution flaws (APSB10-21)
639903 - acroread: denial of service flaws (APSB10-21)
639913 - CVE-2010-2887 acroread: use of insecure RPATH (APSB10-21)

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras:

i386:
acroread-9.4.0-1.el4.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-9.4.0-1.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-9.4.0-1.el4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 4 Extras:

i386:
acroread-9.4.0-1.el4.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-9.4.0-1.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-9.4.0-1.el4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 Extras:

i386:
acroread-9.4.0-1.el4.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-9.4.0-1.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-9.4.0-1.el4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 Extras:

i386:
acroread-9.4.0-1.el4.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-9.4.0-1.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-9.4.0-1.el4.i386.rpm

RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client):

i386:
acroread-9.4.0-1.el5.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-9.4.0-1.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-9.4.0-1.el5.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-9.4.0-1.el5.i386.rpm

RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server):

i386:
acroread-9.4.0-1.el5.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-9.4.0-1.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-9.4.0-1.el5.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-9.4.0-1.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-2010-2883.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2884.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2887.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2889.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2890.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-3619.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-3620.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-3621.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-3622.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-3625.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-3626.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-3627.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-3628.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-3629.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-3630.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-3632.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-3656.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-3657.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-3658.html
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#critical
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-21.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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