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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2007.0824 -- [Win]
Update available for vulnerability in versions 8.1 and
earlier of Adobe Reader and Acrobat
25 October 2007
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Adobe Reader 8.1 and earlier
Adobe Reader 7.0.9 and earlier
Adobe Acrobat Professional, 3D and Standard 8.1 and
Adobe Acrobat Professional, Standard, 3D and
Elements 7.0.9 and earlier
Operating System: Windows XP
Windows Server 2003
Impact: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
CVE Names: CVE-2007-5020
Comment: This advisory recommends users of Windows XP to apply the update and
does not explicitly state any other Operating System are vulnerable.
It is recommended that users of Windows Server 2003 also apply any
updates due to the Microsoft Security Advisory 943521.
Please note that it has been reports that there are emails
exploiting the vulnerability that these updates address.
October 25 2007: Added database categories
October 25 2007: Added another bulletin URL, more products and a comment.
October 23 2007: Initial Release
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Adobe Security Bulletin:
- - Update available for vulnerability in versions 8.1 and
earlier of Adobe Reader and Acrobat
APSB07-18 - Update available for vulnerability in versions
8.1 and earlier of Adobe Reader and Acrobat
Originally posted: October 22, 2007
Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in Adobe
Reader and Acrobat that could allow an attacker who
successfully exploits these vulnerabilities to take control
of the affected system. This issue only affects customers on
Windows XP with Internet Explorer 7 installed. A malicious
file must be loaded in Adobe Reader or Acrobat by the end
user for an attacker to exploit these vulnerabilities. It is
recommended that affected users update to Adobe Reader 8.1.1
or Acrobat 8.1.1. This is an update to resolve the issue
previously reported in Security Advisory APSA07-04.
Adobe categorizes this update as critical
Adobe recommends that users apply this update to their
installations. Learn more:
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PROVIDED BY ADOBE IN THIS BULLETIN ARE PROVIDED "AS IS"
WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. ADOBE AND ITS SUPPLIERS
DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED OR
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BASED ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY INCLUDING BREACH OF
CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE),
PRODUCT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF ADOBE, INC. OR ITS
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DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR
CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION
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OTHER LEGAL RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
Adobe reserves the right, from time to time, to update
the information in this document with current information.
This is an advertising message from Adobe Systems Incorporated,
its affiliates and agents ("Adobe"), 345 Park Avenue,
San Jose, CA 95110 USA.
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