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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2002 7:37 pm    Post subject: [gentoo-announce] GLSA: acroread Reply with quote

Seemant Kulleen wrote:
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GLSA: GENTOO LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT
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PACKAGE : acroread -- Adobe Acrobat Reader
SUMMARY : security vulnerability in acroread
DATE : Sun Jul 7 23:02:04 UTC 2002
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OVERVIEW

There is a temp file vulnerability that can be used to access user accounts, and possibly gain system priveleges.

DETAIL


Acroread creates or overwrites the file /tmp/AdobeFnt06.lst.UID, and changes its permissions to wide open (mode 666); it also follows symlinks.

http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4657
http://online.securityfocus.com/archive/1/278984

SOLUTION

It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running acroread update their systems as follows.

emerge --clean rsync
emerge unmerge acroread
emerge xpdf

For now, the acroread ebuild will issue a warning to users to unmerge the package, and will proceed to emerge xpdf, for use as a pdf document viewer.

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jago@telefragged.com
seemant@gentoo.org
drobbins@gentoo.org
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Seemant Kulleen
Developer and Project Co-ordinator,
Gentoo Linux http://www.gentoo.org/~seemant


Mailing list archive: http://lists.gentoo.org/pipermail/gentoo-announce/2002-July/000173.html
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