acroread -- insecure temporary file creation

2005-06-29T00:00:00
ID 107692A1-EE6C-11D9-8310-0001020EED82
Type freebsd
Reporter FreeBSD
Modified 2005-06-29T00:00:00

Description

Secunia Research reports:

Secunia has discovered a security issue in Adobe Reader for Linux, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain knowledge of sensitive information. The problem is caused due to temporary files being created with permissions based on a user's umask in the "/tmp" folder under certain circumstances when documents are opened. Successful exploitation allows an unprivileged user to read arbitrary users' documents.