Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0.5/5.0.5 on Linux AdobeFnt.lst privileges management

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A vulnerability was found in Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0.5/5.0.5 on Linux (Document Reader Software). It has been rated as problematic. Affected by this issue is some unknown functionality in the library libCoolType of the file AdobeFnt.lst. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-269. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

libCoolType library as used in Adobe Acrobat (acroread) on Linux creates the AdobeFnt.lst file with world-writable permissions, which allows local users to modify the file and possibly modify acroread s behavior.

The weakness was released 08/31/2001 as not defined posting (Bugtraq). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2001-1069. Local access is required to approach this attack. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at X-Force (7024).





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.1

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-269
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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OpenVAS ID: 801420
OpenVAS Name: Adobe Reader libCoolType Library Code Execution Vulnerability (Linux)
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08/22/2001 🔍
08/31/2001 +9 days 🔍
08/31/2001 +0 days 🔍
07/08/2014 +4694 days 🔍
04/07/2017 +1004 days 🔍



Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2001-1069 (🔍)
X-Force: 7024 - Adobe Acrobat Reader insecure file permissions could allow the execution of arbitrary code
SecurityFocus: 3225 - Adobe AcroRead Insecure Default Font List Permissions Vulnerability


Created: 07/08/2014 05:36 PM
Updated: 04/07/2017 10:45 AM
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