Red Hat has released a security advisory and updated software to address the vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader and Acrobat security updates for May 14, 2013.
Multiple vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader and Acrobat versions 9.5.4 and prior, 10.1.6 and prior, and 11.0.02 and prior, could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a targeted system with the privileges of a targeted user.
The vulnerabilities are due to unspecified memory corruption flaws, buffer overflows, and use-after-free errors. An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit the vulnerabilities by convincing a targeted user to open a malicious PDF document within an affected application. The processing of a malicious PDF document could trigger an error condition that an attacker could leverage to execute arbitrary code on a the targeted system with the privileges of the targeted user. If that user holds elevated privileges, the attacker could completely compromise the targeted system.
Adobe has confirmed the vulnerabilities in a security bulletin and released software updates.
Adobe has released a security bulletin at the following link: APSB13-15
Adobe has released software updates available through software automatic update features and at the following links:
Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.
Users are advised not to open e-mail messages from suspicious or unrecognized sources. If users cannot verify that links or attachments included in e-mail messages are safe, they are advised not to open them.
Administrators are advised to monitor affected systems.
Red Hat has released an official CVE statement and a security advisory for bug 920180 at the following links: CVE-2013-2549 and RHSA-2013:0826. Red Hat has released updated software for registered subscribers at the following link: Red Hat Network. Red Hat packages can be updated on Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions 5 and later using the yum tool.
Version 1, May 14, 2013, 8:15 PM: Adobe has released software updates for Adobe Reader and Acrobat to address multiple vulnerabilities that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a targeted system.
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