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Posted 02 October 2013 - 11:28 PM

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Important: Adobe Reader - notification of end of updates
Advisory ID: RHSA-2013:1402-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.c...-2013-1402.html
Issue date: 2013-10-02
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1. Summary:

Updated acroread packages that disable the Adobe Reader web browser plug-in
are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 Supplementary.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Supplementary (v. 5) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Supplementary (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary (v. 5) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Supplementary (v. 6) - i386, x86_64

3. Description:

Adobe Reader allows users to view and print documents in Portable Document
Format (PDF). Adobe Reader 9 reached the end of its support cycle on June
26, 2013, and will not receive any more security updates. Future versions
of Adobe Acrobat Reader will not be available with Red Hat Enterprise
Linux.

The Adobe Reader packages in the Red Hat Network (RHN) channels will
continue to be available. Red Hat will continue to provide these packages
only as a courtesy to customers. Red Hat will not provide updates to the
Adobe Reader packages.

This update disables the Adobe Reader web browser plug-in, which is
available via the acroread-plugin package, to prevent the exploitation of
security issues without user interaction when a user visits a malicious web
page.

4. Solution:

Red Hat advises users to reconsider further use of Adobe Reader for Linux,
as it may contain known, unpatched security issues. Alternative PDF
rendering software, such as Evince and KPDF (part of the kdegraphics
package) in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, or Evince and Okular (part of the
kdegraphics package) in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, should be
considered. These packages will continue to receive security fixes.

Red Hat will no longer provide security updates to these packages and
recommends that customers not use this application on Red Hat Enterprise
Linux effective immediately.

5. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Supplementary (v. 5):

i386:
acroread-9.5.5-2.el5_10.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-9.5.5-2.el5_10.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-9.5.5-2.el5_10.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-9.5.5-2.el5_10.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary (v. 5):

i386:
acroread-9.5.5-2.el5_10.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-9.5.5-2.el5_10.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-9.5.5-2.el5_10.i386.rpm
acroread-plugin-9.5.5-2.el5_10.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Supplementary (v. 6):

i386:
acroread-9.5.5-1.el6_4.1.i686.rpm
acroread-plugin-9.5.5-1.el6_4.1.i686.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-9.5.5-1.el6_4.1.i686.rpm
acroread-plugin-9.5.5-1.el6_4.1.i686.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary (v. 6):

i386:
acroread-9.5.5-1.el6_4.1.i686.rpm
acroread-plugin-9.5.5-1.el6_4.1.i686.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-9.5.5-1.el6_4.1.i686.rpm
acroread-plugin-9.5.5-1.el6_4.1.i686.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Supplementary (v. 6):

i386:
acroread-9.5.5-1.el6_4.1.i686.rpm
acroread-plugin-9.5.5-1.el6_4.1.i686.rpm

x86_64:
acroread-9.5.5-1.el6_4.1.i686.rpm
acroread-plugin-9.5.5-1.el6_4.1.i686.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://access.redha...am/key/#package

6. References:

https://access.redha...tion/#important
http://www.adobe.com...matrix.html#863

7. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is . More contact
details at https://access.redha...y/team/contact/

Copyright 2013 Red Hat, Inc.
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