RHSA-2010:0060 - Security Advisory
Critical: acroread security update
Security Advisory: Critical
The acroread packages as shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Extras
contain security flaws and should not be used.
This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.
Adobe Reader allows users to view and print documents in Portable Document
Adobe Reader 8.1.7 is vulnerable to critical security flaws and should no
longer be used. 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-2009-4324, CVE-2009-3953, CVE-2009-3954,
CVE-2009-3955, CVE-2009-3959, CVE-2009-3956)
Adobe have discontinued support for Adobe Reader 8 for Linux. Adobe Reader
9 for Linux is not compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3. An
alternative PDF file viewer available in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 is
This update removes the acroread packages due to their known security
Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.
This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 3 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 3 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 3 i386
- BZ - 554293 - CVE-2009-3953 CVE-2009-3954 CVE-2009-3955 CVE-2009-3959 acroread: multiple code execution flaws (APSB10-02)
- BZ - 554296 - CVE-2009-3956 acroread: script injection vulnerability (APSB10-02)
This erratum does not contain any packages.