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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Adobe Acrobat/Reader Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader Unsafe Permissions on Mac OS X Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016473
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1016473
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-3452   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 12 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Modification of system information, Modification of user information, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 6.0.4 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader on Mac OS X. A local user may be able to gain elevated privileges.

The software uses unsafe file and folder permissions when installed on Mac OS X. A local user can modify Acrobat program files to include arbitrary code. Then, when the target user runs Adobe Acrobat/Reader, the code will be executed with the privileges of the target user.

The vendor discovered this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can cause arbitrary code to be executed with the privileges of the target user.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (7.0.8).

The Adobe advisory is available at:

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb06-08.html

Vendor URL:  www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb06-08.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Configuration error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X)

Message History:   None.


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