Adobe Acrobat Reader: Insecure temporary file creation — GLSA 200803-26

An insecure temporary file creation vulnerability has been discovered in Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Affected Packages

app-text/acroread on all architectures
Affected versions < 8.1.2-r1
Unaffected versions >= 8.1.2-r1

Background

Acrobat Reader is a PDF reader released by Adobe.

Description

SUSE reported that the "acroread" wrapper script does not create temporary files in a secure manner when handling SSL certificates (CVE-2008-0883).

Impact

A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on temporary files.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Adobe Acrobat Reader users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/acroread-8.1.2-r1"

References

Release Date
March 18, 2008

Latest Revision
March 18, 2008: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
local

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