An insecure temporary file creation vulnerability has been discovered in Adobe Acrobat Reader.
|Package||app-text/acroread on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 8.1.2-r1|
|Unaffected versions||>= 8.1.2-r1|
Acrobat Reader is a PDF reader released by Adobe.
SUSE reported that the "acroread" wrapper script does not create temporary files in a secure manner when handling SSL certificates (CVE-2008-0883).
A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on temporary files.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Adobe Acrobat Reader users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/acroread-8.1.2-r1"
March 18, 2008
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