Adobe Acrobat Reader 'acroread' Insecure Temporary File Creation Vulnerability

The 'acroread' script of the Adobe Acrobat Reader package creates temporary files in an insecure manner.

An attacker with local access could potentially exploit this issue to perform symbolic-link attacks, overwriting arbitrary files in the context of the affected application.

Successfully mounting a symlink attack may allow the attacker to delete or corrupt sensitive files, which may result in a denial of service. Other attacks may also be possible.

This issue affects Adobe Reader 8.1.2 for Unix; other versions may also be vulnerable.


 

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