Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in the Adobe Reader May Lead to Execution of Arbitrary Code (Sun 249366)

Original Release Date: January 20, 2009
Last Revised: January 20, 2009
Number: ASA-2009-018
Risk Level: Low
Advisory Version: 1.0
Advisory Status: Interim

1. Overview:

A new Sun Alert Notification from Sun Microsystems has been issued and is described below. Additional information about this issue may be found on the sunsolve.sun.com website, although a maintenance contract with Sun may be required to view the information.

249366
Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in the Adobe Reader May Lead to Execution of Arbitrary Code
Product: Solaris 10 Operating System
Category: Security
Date Released: 09-Jan-2009
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-249366-1

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2008-2549, CVE-2008-2992, CVE-2008-4812, CVE-2008-4813, CVE-2008-4814, CVE-2008-4815, and CVE-2008-4817 to these issues.

2. Avaya System Products using Adobe Reader on a Sun Microsystems Operating System:

Some Avaya system products are delivered with an Operating System from Sun Microsystems. Actions to be taken on these products are described below.

Product: Affected Version(s): Risk Level: Actions:
Avaya IR 2.0 on Solaris 10, 3.0 Low IR does not use or support Adobe Reader by default. If Adobe Reader is used, implement the workaround described in the Sun Alert until a fix is available. This issue will be addressed in accordance with section five of Avaya's Product Security Vulnerability Response Policy

Recommended Actions:
For all vulnerable system products, Avaya recommends that customers restrict local and network access to the server. This restriction should be enforced through the use of physical security, firewalls, ACLs, VPNs, and other generally-accepted networking practices until such time as an update becomes available and can be installed.

3. Additional Information:

Additional information may also be available via the Avaya support website and through your Avaya account representative. Please contact your Avaya product support representative, or dial 1-800-242-2121, with any questions.

4. Disclaimer:

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5. Revision History:

V 1.0 - January 20, 2009 - Initial Statement issued.

Send information regarding any discovered security problems with Avaya products to either the contact noted in the product's documentation or securityalerts@avaya.com.

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