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Advisory for Adobe Version Cue 1.x local elevation of privilege

Advisory Name: Adobe Version Cue 1.x local elevation of privilege

Release Date: May 18, 2005

Product: Adobe Version Cue 1.x (Version Cue Workspace, version 1.0 and version 1.0.1. Version Cue Workspace is a feature of Adobe Creative Suite, and is included in Adobe Creative Suite 1.0 and 1.3.)

Platform: Macintosh, on all supported revisions of Mac OS X

Vulnerability Identifier: CAN-2005-1307

Overview: A security vulnerability has been detected in a previous release of Adobe Version Cue, a feature of Adobe Creative Suite, that only effects computers running Mac OS X. A risk exists on Macintosh computers running Mac OS X where a Version Cue Workspace is installed such that if the computer is configured in a certain manner, a local user can possibly gain administrative rights.

Adobe is making a Required Update available at www.adobe.com that addresses this problem. This update is the same for Adobe Creative Suite Standard or Adobe Creative Suite Premium.

Effect: If exploited, the local user will have all the rights of the system administrator including file and application management.

Details: If a computer running Mac OS X is configured for multiple user accounts, and some users were not given administrative privileges but have write access to one folder, the vulnerability can potentially be exploited. This vulnerability cannot be exploited by users who do not have login accounts on that machine.

Recommendations: If you use Version Cue 1.x, then download the Required Update from the Adobe website at www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=2932 . The Required Update amends internal Version Cue Workspace files to address the vulnerability issue. The Required Update also changes user access rights for some Version Cue infrastructure files needed by Version Cue Workspace.

Caveats: None

Vulnerability Identifier Cross-Reference: CAN-2005-1307

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