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Adobe Reader Temporary Files Arbitrary File Overwrite Vulnerability (Linux) CVE-2002-1764

Severity
Not available
CVSSv3 Score
Not available
Vulnerability description

Adobe Reader is prone to symlink attack vulnerability.

Risk description

The flaw is due to the creation of insecure temporary files when opening or printing PDF files Successful exploitation will allow attacker to create a symbolic link from a file in the /tmp directory to an arbitrary file on the system so that the arbitrary file is overwritten once the PDF file is opened.

Recommendation

Update to Adobe Reader version 5.0.5 or later.

Codename
Not available
Detectable with
Network Scanner
Scan engine
OpenVAS
Exploitable with Sniper
No
CVE Published
Dec 31, 2002
Detection added at
Software Type
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Vendor
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Product
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