(RHSA-2009:0478) Critical: acroread security update

2009-05-13T04:00:00
ID RHSA-2009:0478
Type redhat
Reporter RedHat
Modified 2018-05-26T04:26:19

Description

Adobe Reader allows users to view and print documents in Portable Document Format (PDF).

Two flaws were discovered in Adobe Reader's JavaScript API. A PDF file containing malicious JavaScript instructions could cause Adobe Reader to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running Adobe Reader. (CVE-2009-1492, CVE-2009-1493)

All Adobe Reader users should install these updated packages. They contain Adobe Reader version 8.1.5, which is not vulnerable to these issues. All running instances of Adobe Reader must be restarted for the update to take effect.