RHSA-2007:0017 - Security Advisory
Critical: Adobe Acrobat Reader security update
Security Advisory: Critical
Updated acroread packages that fix several security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.
The Adobe Acrobat Reader allows users to view and print documents in
portable document format (PDF).
A cross site scripting flaw was found in the way the Adobe Reader Plugin
processes certain malformed URLs. A malicious web page could inject
a cross site scripting attack. (CVE-2007-0045)
Two arbitrary code execution flaws were found in the way Adobe Reader
processes malformed document files. It may be possible to execute arbitrary
code on a victim's machine if the victim opens a malicious PDF file.
All users of Acrobat Reader are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain Acrobat Reader version 7.0.9 and are not vulnerable
to these issues.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:
rpm -Fvh [filenames]
where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the
Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network. Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:
This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 4 x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 4 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 4 x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 4 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 4 x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 4 i386
- BZ - 221594 - CVE-2006-5857 Multiple Acrobat vulnerabilities (CVE-2007-0045 CVE-2007-0046)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 4
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 4
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 4