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

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200803-26
(Adobe Acrobat Reader: Insecure temporary file creation)

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.

See also :

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

Solution :

All Adobe Acrobat Reader users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/acroread-8.1.2-r1'

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 31613 (gentoo_GLSA-200803-26.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0883