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CVE-2008-0883 Detail

Description

acroread in Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.1.2 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on temporary files related to SSL certificate handling.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  03/05/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-0883
Original release date:
03/05/2008
Last revised:
08/07/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
3.7 LOW
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
1.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
High
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (03/06/2008)

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2008-0883 The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-03/msg00001.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:005
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-240106-1 External Source SUNALERT 240106
http://support.novell.com/techcenter/psdb/d8c48c63359fc807624182696d3d149c.html Patch External Source CONFIRM http://support.novell.com/techcenter/psdb/d8c48c63359fc807624182696d3d149c.html
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/advisories/apsa08-02.html External Source CONFIRM http://www.adobe.com/support/security/advisories/apsa08-02.html
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200803-26.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200803-26
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0641.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2008:0641
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28091 External Source BID 28091
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1019539 External Source SECTRACK 1019539
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/0765/references External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-0765
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2289 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-2289
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/40987 External Source XF adobe-reader-acroread-symlink(40987)

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