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VULNERABILITIES - June 28, 2005

TITLE:
Adobe Reader / Acrobat Two Vulnerabilities

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA15827

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/15827/

CRITICAL:
Moderately critical

IMPACT:
Privilege escalation, System access

WHERE:
From remote

OPERATING SYSTEM:
Apple Macintosh OS X
http://secunia.com/product/96/

SOFTWARE:
Adobe Acrobat 7.x
http://secunia.com/product/4594/
Adobe Reader 7.x
http://secunia.com/product/4546/

DESCRIPTION:
Two vulnerabilities have been reported in Adobe Reader and Adobe
Acrobat for Mac OS, which may grant elevated permissions on certain
folders or can be exploited by malicious people to execute arbitrary
local programs on a user's system.

1) An unspecified error can be exploited to execute arbitrary
programs already installed on a user's system via a specially crafted
PDF document containing JavaScript.

2) A security issue in the updater causes Safari Frameworks folder
permissions to be elevated for all users when downloading updates.

The vulnerabilities affect versions 7.0 and 7.0.1 for Mac OS.

SOLUTION:
Update to version 7.0.2.
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
1) The vendor credits Aandi Inston.
2) The vendor credits John C. Welch.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
Adobe Systems:
http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/331709.html
http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/331711.html

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