Impact: A remote user can cause the target user's browser to crash.
Adobe Reader for Linux Insecure Temporary File Creation
SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
Exposure of sensitive information
Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.x
Secunia Research 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 the user's umask in the "/tmp" folder under
certain circumstances when documents are opened.
Successful exploitation allows an unprivileged user to read arbitrary
The security issue has been confirmed in version 5.0.10. Other
versions may also be affected.
The security issue does not affect version 7.0 for Linux. The vendor
therefore recommends users to upgrade to this version.
The vendor is not planning on releasing a patch for version 5.0.10
even though it's still available for download from the vendor's web
PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Carsten Eiram, Secunia Research.