Bug 547799 (CVE-2009-4324)

Summary: CVE-2009-4324 acroread: media.newplayer JavaScript API code execution vulnerability (APSB10-02)
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Vincent Danen <vdanen>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact:
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Version: unspecifiedCC: bressers, desktop-bugs, jlieskov, jrb, kreilly, mjc, yoyzhang
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Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
URL: http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2009-4324
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Bug Depends On: 554298, 554299, 554300    
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Description Vincent Danen 2009-12-15 18:01:41 UTC
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures assigned an identifier CVE-2009-4324 to
the following vulnerability:

Name: CVE-2009-4324
URL: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-4324
Assigned: 20091214
MISC: http://blogs.adobe.com/psirt/2009/12/new_adobe_reader_and_acrobat_v.html

Unspecified vulnerability in Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.2 and earlier
has unknown impact and attack vectors, as exploited in the wild in
December 2009.

An unconfirmed third-party posting [1] indicates this vulnerability is in the JavaScript processing, so a proposed work-around is to disable JavaScript (Edit -> Preferences -> JavaScript).  This has not been official confirmed by Adobe.

[1] http://www.shadowserver.org/wiki/pmwiki.php/Calendar/20091214

Comment 1 Vincent Danen 2009-12-16 03:47:52 UTC
Official bulletin, but no word on a fix yet.  Confirmed as critical impact issue with a work-around (disable javascript):


Comment 3 Mark J. Cox 2009-12-18 14:09:12 UTC
We will prepare updates and issue an erratum to correct this issue once Adobe have released a fixed version of Acrobat reader.  Please see Adobe blog and advisories for estimates of timeframes.

Comment 4 Tomas Hoger 2010-01-11 09:56:08 UTC
Updates fixing this flaw should be released by Adobe tomorrow, Jan12:

Comment 6 Tomas Hoger 2010-01-13 08:00:05 UTC
Fixed now in 9.3 (and 8.2, which is only available for Windows and Macintosh, but is no longer supported on Unix platforms):


Comment 9 errata-xmlrpc 2010-01-13 16:03:41 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Extras for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2010:0037 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0037.html

Comment 10 errata-xmlrpc 2010-01-13 16:08:21 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Extras for RHEL 4

Via RHSA-2010:0038 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0038.html

Comment 12 errata-xmlrpc 2010-01-20 14:38:16 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Extras for RHEL 3

Via RHSA-2010:0060 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0060.html