Updated acroread packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 Supplementary.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having critical security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) associated with each description below.
Adobe Reader allows users to view and print documents in Portable Document Format (PDF).
- CVE-2012-0774, CVE-2012-0775, CVE-2012-0777
This update fixes multiple security flaws in Adobe Reader. These flaws are detailed on the Adobe security page APSB12-08
. A specially-crafted PDF file could cause Adobe Reader to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running Adobe Reader when opened.
All Adobe Reader users should install these updated packages. They contain Adobe Reader version 9.5.1, which is not vulnerable to these issues. All running instances of Adobe Reader must be restarted for the update to take effect.