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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Adobe Acrobat/Reader Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Acrobat Temporary File Race Condition in 'acroread' Wrapper Script Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019539
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019539
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-0883   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Mar 11 2008
Original Entry Date:  Mar 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:   No solution was available at the time of this entry. The vendor plans to issue a fix.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/advisories/apsa08-02.html

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

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jul 21 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Adobe Acrobat Temporary File Race Condition in 'acroread' Wrapper Script Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.
Aug 4 2008 (Sun Issues Advisory) Adobe Acrobat Temporary File Race Condition in 'acroread' Wrapper Script Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
Sun has issued an advisory for Solaris 10.



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