GLSA-200803-26 : Adobe Acrobat Reader: Insecure temporary file creation
Low Nessus Plugin ID 31613
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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).
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.
SolutionAll Adobe Acrobat Reader users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/acroread-8.1.2-r1'