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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Adobe Acrobat/Reader Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
(Sun Issues Advisory) Adobe Acrobat Temporary File Race Condition in 'acroread' Wrapper Script Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020617
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020617
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-0883   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 4 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Modification of system information, Modification of user information, User access via local system
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8.1.2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Adobe Acrobat Reader for Linux. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

The "acroread" wrapper script uses unsafe temporary files (in '/tmp') when processing SSL certificates. A local user can gain elevated privileges.

SUSE reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can modify files on the target system to gain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   Sun is working on a fix.

The Sun advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-240106-1

Vendor URL:  www.adobe.com/support/security/advisories/apsa08-02.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, State error
Underlying OS:   UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Mar 4 2008 Adobe Acrobat Temporary File Race Condition in 'acroread' Wrapper Script Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Sun, 3 Aug 2008 22:11:20 -0400
Subject:  http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-240106-1



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