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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Adobe Illustrator Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Illustrator File/Folder Access Control Error Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015579
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1015579
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 3 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Modification of user information, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): CS2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Adobe Illustrator. A local user can gain elevated privileges.

The software installs with file and folder permissions that allow a local user to modify key program files. A local user can modify these files to include arbitrary code. Then, when the program is executed by the target user, the arbitrary code will be executed with the privileges of the target user.

The vendor credits Sudhakar Govindavajhala and Andrew Appel of Princeton University with reporting this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user may be able to obtain the privileges of a target user.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

Adobe Illustrator CS2:

-- Windows: www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=3308

-- Mac OS: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=3307

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/332644.html

Vendor URL:  www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/332644.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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