Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 624838
acroread: multiple critical security flaws (APSB10-17)
Last modified: 2015-08-19 04:52:42 EDT
Adobe has announced a forthcoming update to Adobe Acrobat Reader that will address critical security issues:
The bulletin addresses:
* These updates resolve an integer overflow vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2010-2862).
* These updates further mitigate a social engineering attack that could lead to code execution (CVE-2010-1240).
* These updates incorporate the Adobe Flash Player update as noted in Security Bulletin APSB10-16.
The first issue is tracked via bug #621687 and the Flash Player-related issues are tracked via bug #622947.
CVE-2010-1240 was previously noted to have been corrected in APSB10-15 (see bug #609203), so Adobe should have used a different CVE name here instead.
All the issue are public now via updated APSB10-17.
(In reply to comment #2)
> CVE-2010-1240 was previously noted to have been corrected in APSB10-15 (see bug
> #609203), so Adobe should have used a different CVE name here instead.
Yes, looks like and incorrect use of original CVE for what should have got a new CVE for an incomplete fix. More details about the issue, including PoC PDFs:
Original discovery and 9.3.3 fix:
Report that 9.3.3 fix is incomplete:
Demo PDF files to not seem to trigger any launch file dialog on Linux Adobe Reader version.
This issue has been addressed in following products:
Extras for RHEL 4
Extras for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Via RHSA-2010:0636 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0636.html