Security advisory

Update available for Privilege escalation issue in Adobe Reader 8.1.2 for Unix

Release date: March 11, 2008

Vulnerability identifier: APSA08-02

CVE number: CVE-2008-0883

Platform: Unix

Affected software versions

Adobe Reader 8.1.2


Adobe has provided an update to resolve a privilege escalation issue in Adobe Reader 8.1.2 for Unix. For more information, please refer to the APSB08-15 Security Bulletin.


Adobe would like to thank Tavis Ormandy of the Google Security Team for reporting this issue and for working with Adobe to help protect our customers' security.


July 17, 2008 – Advisory updated
March 11, 2008 – Advisory first created