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.
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.
2013-May-15 17:10 GMT
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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