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Adobe Reader / Acrobat Two Vulnerabilities

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Release Date:  2005-06-28    Views:  18,323

Secunia Advisory SA15827

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Privilege escalation, System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Two vulnerabilities have been reported in Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat for Mac OS, which may grant elevated permissions on certain folders or can be exploited by malicious people to execute arbitrary local programs on a user's system.

1) An unspecified error can be exploited to execute arbitrary programs already installed on a user's system via a specially crafted PDF document containing JavaScript.

2) A security issue in the updater causes Safari Frameworks folder permissions to be elevated for all users when downloading updates.

The vulnerabilities affect versions 7.0 and 7.0.1 for Mac OS.


Solution:
Update to version 7.0.2.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
1) The vendor credits Aandi Inston.
2) The vendor credits John C. Welch.

Original Advisory:
Adobe Systems:
http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/331709.html
http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/331711.html

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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