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Adobe Acrobat / Adobe Reader Insecure Default Permissions

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Release Date:  2006-07-12    Views:  19,289

Secunia Advisory SA21016

Where:

Local system

Impact:

Security Bypass, Manipulation of data, Privilege escalation

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to bypass certain security restrictions or gain escalated privileges.

The vulnerability is caused due to insecure default file permissions being set on the installed files and folders. This allows any non-privileged users on the system to remove the files or replace them with malicious binaries.

The vulnerability has been reported for Adobe Acrobat 6.0.4 and Adobe Reader 6.0.4 for Mac OS. Prior versions may be also affected.


Solution:
Update to Adobe Acrobat 6.0.5 or Adobe Reader 6.0.5.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Reported by the vendor.

Original Advisory:
Adobe:
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb06-08.html

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

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