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RHSA-2005-575: acroread Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the acroread packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Updated acroread packages that fix a security issue are now available.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

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 test 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.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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