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CVE-2008-0883 Detail


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:
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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
3.7 LOW
(AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
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: 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 External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:005 External Source SUNALERT 240106 Patch External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source GENTOO GLSA-200803-26 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2008:0641 External Source BID 28091 External Source SECTRACK 1019539 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-0765 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-2289 External Source XF adobe-reader-acroread-symlink(40987)

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