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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2005:575
Summary:Redhat Security Advisory RHSA-2005:575

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2005:575.

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

A buffer overflow bug has been found in Adobe Acrobat Reader. It is
possible to execute arbitrary code on a victim's machine if the victim is
tricked into opening a malicious PDF file. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project has assigned the name CVE-2005-1625 to this issue.

Please note that there is no browser plugin included with the x86_64 Adobe
Acrobat Reader package
Therefore the security impact of this issue on
x86_64 is reduced from critical to important.

Additionally Secunia Research discovered a bug in the way Adobe Acrobat
Reader creates temporary files. When a user opens a document, temporary
files are created which may be world readable, allowing a local user to
view sensitive information. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project has assigned the name CVE-2005-1841 to this issue.

All users of Acrobat Reader are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain Acrobat Reader version 7.0.0 and are not vulnerable
to this issue.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date


Risk factor : Medium

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2005-1625
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2005:042 (Google Search)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2005-1841
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2005 E-Soft Inc. http://www.securityspace.com

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