GLSA 200803-26 Adobe Acrobat Reader: Insecure temporary file creation
Posted on: 03/19/2008 12:45 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Adobe Acrobat Reader: Insecure temporary file creation. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200803-26
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Adobe Acrobat Reader: Insecure temporary file creation
Date: March 18, 2008
Bugs: #212367
ID: 200803-26

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

Background
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Acrobat Reader is a PDF reader released by Adobe.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-text/acroread lt; 8.1.2-r1 gt;= 8.1.2-r1

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

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

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

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

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

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-0883
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0883

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200803-26.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2008 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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