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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 7:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200803-26 ] Adobe Acrobat Reader: Insecure temporary Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Adobe Acrobat Reader: Insecure temporary file creation (GLSA 200803-26)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: local
Date: March 18, 2008
Bug(s): #212367
ID: 200803-26

Synopsis

An insecure temporary file creation vulnerability has been discovered in Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Background

Acrobat Reader is a PDF reader released by Adobe.

Affected Packages

Package: app-text/acroread
Vulnerable: < 8.1.2-r1
Unaffected: >= 8.1.2-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

SUSE reported that the "acroread" wrapper script does not create temporary files in a secure manner when handling SSL certificates (CVE-2008-0883).

Impact

A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on temporary files.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Adobe Acrobat Reader users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/acroread-8.1.2-r1"


References

CVE-2008-0883
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