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Security updates available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat

Release date: February 8, 2011

Last updated: February 22, 2011

Vulnerability identifier: APSB11-03

CVE Numbers: CVE-2010-4091, CVE-2011-0562, CVE-2011-0563, CVE-2011-0564, CVE-2011-0565, CVE-2011-0566, CVE-2011-0567, CVE-2011-0568, CVE-2011-0570, CVE-2011-0585, CVE-2011-0586, CVE-2011-0587, CVE-2011-0588, CVE-2011-0589, CVE-2011-0590, CVE-2011-0591, CVE-2011-0592, CVE-2011-0593, CVE-2011-0594, CVE-2011-0595, CVE-2011-0596, CVE-2011-0598, CVE-2011-0599, CVE-2011-0600, CVE-2011-0602, CVE-2011-0603, CVE-2011-0604, CVE-2011-0605, CVE-2011-0606

Platform: All Platforms

Summary

Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in Adobe Reader X (10.0) for Windows and Macintosh; Adobe Reader 9.4.1 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX; and Adobe Acrobat X (10.0) and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh. These vulnerabilities could cause the application to crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. Risk for Adobe Reader X users is significantly lower, as none of these issues bypass Protected Mode mitigations.

These updates also incorporate the Adobe Flash Player update as noted in Security Bulletin APSB11-02.

Adobe recommends users of Adobe Reader X (10.0) and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh update to Adobe Reader X (10.0.1), available now. Adobe recommends users of Adobe Reader 9.4.1 for UNIX update to Adobe Reader 9.4.2. For users of Adobe Reader 9.4.1 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh who cannot update to Adobe Reader X (10.0.1), Adobe has made available updates, Adobe Reader 9.4.2 and Adobe Reader 8.2.6. Adobe recommends users of Adobe Acrobat X (10.0) for Windows and Macintosh update to Adobe Acrobat X (10.0.1). Adobe recommends users of Adobe Acrobat 9.4.1 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh update to Adobe Acrobat 9.4.2, and users of Adobe Acrobat 8.2.5 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh update to Adobe Acrobat 8.2.6.

The next quarterly security updates for Adobe Reader and Acrobat are currently scheduled for June 14, 2011.

Affected software versions

  • Adobe Reader X (10.0) and for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Reader 9.4.1 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX
  • Adobe Acrobat X (10.0) and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh

Solution

Adobe recommends users update their software installations by following the instructions below:

Adobe Reader
Users on Windows and Macintosh can utilize the product's update mechanism. The default configuration is set to run automatic update checks on a regular schedule. Update checks can be manually activated by choosing Help > Check for Updates.

Adobe Reader users on Windows can also find the appropriate update here:
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=10&platform=Windows.

Adobe Reader users on Macintosh can also find the appropriate update here:
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=10&platform=Macintosh.

Adobe Reader users on UNIX can find the appropriate update here:
ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/unix/9.x.

Adobe Acrobat
Users can utilize the product's update mechanism. The default configuration is set to run automatic update checks on a regular schedule. Update checks can be manually activated by choosing Help > Check for Updates.

Acrobat Standard and Pro users on Windows can also find the appropriate update here:
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=1&platform=Windows.

Acrobat Pro Extended users on Windows can also find the appropriate update here:
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=158&platform=Windows.

Acrobat 3D users on Windows can also find the appropriate update here:
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=112&platform=Windows.

Acrobat Pro users on Macintosh can also find the appropriate update here:
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=1&platform=Macintosh.

Severity rating

Adobe categorizes these as critical updates and recommends that users apply the latest updates for their product installations by following the instructions in the "Solution" section above.

Details

Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in Adobe Reader X (10.0) for Windows and Macintosh; Adobe Reader 9.4.1 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX; and Adobe Acrobat X (10.0) and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh. These vulnerabilities could cause the application to crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. Risk for Adobe Reader X users is significantly lower, as none of these issues bypass Protected Mode mitigations.

Adobe recommends users of Adobe Reader X (10.0) and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh update to Adobe Reader X (10.0.1), available now. Adobe recommends users of Adobe Reader 9.4.1 for UNIX update to Adobe Reader 9.4.2. For users of Adobe Reader 9.4.1 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh who cannot update to Adobe Reader X (10.0.1), Adobe has made available updates, Adobe Reader 9.4.2 and Adobe Reader 8.2.6. Adobe recommends users of Adobe Acrobat X (10.0) for Windows and Macintosh update to Adobe Acrobat X (10.0.1). Adobe recommends users of Adobe Acrobat 9.4.1 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh update to Adobe Acrobat 9.4.2, and users of Adobe Acrobat 8.2.5 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh update to Adobe Acrobat 8.2.6.

These updates resolve an input validation vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2010-4091).

These updates resolve a library-loading vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-0562).

These updates resolve a memory corruption vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-0563).

These updates resolve a Windows-only file permissions issue that could lead to privilege escalation (CVE-2011-0564).

These updates resolve a denial of service vulnerability; arbitrary code execution has not been demonstrated, but may be possible (CVE-2011-0565).

These updates resolve an image-parsing memory corruption vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-0566).

These updates resolve an image-parsing memory corruption vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-0567).

These updates resolve a denial of service vulnerability; arbitrary code execution has not been demonstrated, but may be possible (Macintosh only) (CVE-2011-0568).

These updates resolve a library-loading vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-0570).

These updates resolve a denial of service vulnerability; arbitrary code execution has not been demonstrated, but may be possible (CVE-2011-0585).

These updates resolve an input validation vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-0586).

These updates resolve an input validation vulnerability that could lead to a cross-site scripting vulnerability (CVE-2011-0587).

These updates resolve a library-loading vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-0588).

These updates resolve a memory corruption vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-0589).

These updates resolve a 3D file parsing input validation vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-0590).

These updates resolve a 3D file parsing input validation vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-0591).

These updates resolve a 3D file parsing input validation vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-0592).

These updates resolve a 3D file parsing input validation vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-0593).

These updates resolve a font parsing input validation vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-0594).

These updates resolve a 3D file parsing input validation vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-0595).

These updates resolve a image parsing input validation vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-0596).

These updates resolve an image parsing input validation vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-0598).

These updates resolve an image parsing input validation vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-0599).

These updates resolve a 3D file parsing input validation vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-0600).

These updates resolve an image parsing input validation vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-0602).

These updates resolve an image-parsing memory corruption vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-0603).

These updates resolve an input validation vulnerability that could lead to cross-site scripting (CVE-2011-0604).

These updates resolve a memory corruption vulnerability that could lead to code execution (Macintosh only) (CVE-2011-0605).

These updates resolve a memory corruption vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-0606).

These updates also incorporate the Adobe Flash Player update as noted in Security Bulletin APSB11-02.

Acknowledgements

Adobe would like to thank the following individuals and organizations for reporting the relevant issues and for working with Adobe to help protect our customers:

Revisions

February 22, 2011 - Updated with information on UNIX version.
February 8, 2011 - Bulletin released.