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|Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 7:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200803-26 ] Adobe Acrobat Reader: Insecure temporary
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Adobe Acrobat Reader: Insecure temporary file creation (GLSA 200803-26)
Date: March 18, 2008
An insecure temporary file creation vulnerability has been discovered in Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Acrobat Reader is a PDF reader released by Adobe.
Vulnerable: < 8.1.2-r1
Unaffected: >= 8.1.2-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures
SUSE reported that the "acroread" wrapper script does not create temporary files in a secure manner when handling SSL certificates (CVE-2008-0883).
A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on temporary files.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Adobe Acrobat Reader users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/acroread-8.1.2-r1"