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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-0883

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.
Publish Date : 2008-03-05 Last Update Date : 2008-09-10
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity High (Specialized access conditions exist. It is hard to exploit and several special conditions must be satisfied to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s)

- Vendor Statements

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.
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low 2008-02-21 2008-02-21
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-0883 unix
ELSA-2008:0641: acroread security update (Critical) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22594 unix
RHSA-2008:0641: acroread security update (Critical) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080641 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-0883

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.1.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Adobe Acrobat Reader 1

- References For CVE-2008-0883
GENTOO GLSA-200803-26
SECTRACK 1019539
XF adobe-reader-acroread-symlink(40987)
VUPEN ADV-2008-0765
VUPEN ADV-2008-2289
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0641
BID 28091 Adobe Acrobat Reader 'acroread' Insecure Temporary File Creation Vulnerability Release Date:2008-09-11 CONFIRM
SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:005

- Vulnerability Conditions

Vulnerability is valid if product versions listed below are used TOGETHER WITH(AND)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-0883

There are not any metasploit modules related to this vulnerability (Please visit for more information)

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