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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Adobe Acrobat/Reader Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
(Red Hat Issues Fix) Adobe Acrobat Reader Buffer Overflow in mailListIsPdf() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1012665
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1012665
CVE Reference:   CVE-2004-1152   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 23 2004
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.0.9
Description:   iDEFENSE reported a buffer overflow vulnerability in Adobe Acrobat Reader for Unix. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

It is reported that a remtoe user can create a specially crafted PDF file that, when processed by the target user, will trigger a buffer overflow in the mailListIsPdf() function and execute arbitrary code. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The vendor was notified on October 14, 2004.

The original advisory is available at:

www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=161&type=vulnerabilities

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system with the privileges of the target user.
Solution:   Red Hat has released a fix.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux LACD 3AS:

i386:
b1bc54a3f5b78eacb1ee8b0904483504 acroread-5.10-0.EL3.i386.rpm
cd7877275cbc78a5a2ed44d127b8abc1 acroread-plugin-5.10-0.EL3.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux LACD 3Desktop:

i386:
b1bc54a3f5b78eacb1ee8b0904483504 acroread-5.10-0.EL3.i386.rpm
cd7877275cbc78a5a2ed44d127b8abc1 acroread-plugin-5.10-0.EL3.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux LACD 3ES:

i386:
b1bc54a3f5b78eacb1ee8b0904483504 acroread-5.10-0.EL3.i386.rpm
cd7877275cbc78a5a2ed44d127b8abc1 acroread-plugin-5.10-0.EL3.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux LACD 3WS:

i386:
b1bc54a3f5b78eacb1ee8b0904483504 acroread-5.10-0.EL3.i386.rpm
cd7877275cbc78a5a2ed44d127b8abc1 acroread-plugin-5.10-0.EL3.i386.rpm

Vendor URL:  www.adobe.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Enterprise)
Underlying OS Comments:  3

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Dec 14 2004 Adobe Acrobat Reader Buffer Overflow in mailListIsPdf() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [RHSA-2004:674-01] Updated acrobat package fixes security issue


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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Updated acrobat package fixes security issue
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2004:674-01
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-674.html
Issue date:        2004-12-23
Updated on:        2004-12-23
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux LACD
Obsoletes:         RHSA-2004:432
CVE Names:         CAN-2004-1152
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1. Summary:

An updated Adobe Acrobat Reader package that fixes a security issue is now
available.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux LACD 3AS - i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux LACD 3Desktop - i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux LACD 3ES - i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux LACD 3WS - i386

3. Problem description:

The Adobe Acrobat Reader browser allows for the viewing, distributing, and
printing of documents in portable document format (PDF).

iDEFENSE has reported that Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0.9 contains a buffer
overflow when decoding email messages.  An attacker could create a
malicious PDF file which could execute arbitrary code if opened by a
victim. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the
name CAN-2004-1152 to this issue.

All users of Acrobat Reader are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which contains Acrobat Reader version 5.0.10 which is not vulnerable to
this issue.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.  Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages.  To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:

    up2date

For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:

    http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

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

142829 - CAN-2004-1152 Flaws in Acroread 5.0.9

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux LACD 3AS:

i386:
b1bc54a3f5b78eacb1ee8b0904483504  acroread-5.10-0.EL3.i386.rpm
cd7877275cbc78a5a2ed44d127b8abc1  acroread-plugin-5.10-0.EL3.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux LACD 3Desktop:

i386:
b1bc54a3f5b78eacb1ee8b0904483504  acroread-5.10-0.EL3.i386.rpm
cd7877275cbc78a5a2ed44d127b8abc1  acroread-plugin-5.10-0.EL3.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux LACD 3ES:

i386:
b1bc54a3f5b78eacb1ee8b0904483504  acroread-5.10-0.EL3.i386.rpm
cd7877275cbc78a5a2ed44d127b8abc1  acroread-plugin-5.10-0.EL3.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux LACD 3WS:

i386:
b1bc54a3f5b78eacb1ee8b0904483504  acroread-5.10-0.EL3.i386.rpm
cd7877275cbc78a5a2ed44d127b8abc1  acroread-plugin-5.10-0.EL3.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.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=161&type=vulnerabilities&flashstatus=true
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-1152

8. Contact:

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

Copyright 2004 Red Hat, Inc.

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