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Advisory: Adobe Version Cue 1.x for Mac OS X System Privilege Escalation

Release Date: August 11 , 2005

Products: Adobe Version Cue 1.0 and 1.0.1 (Included as a feature of Adobe Creative Suite 1.0 and 1.3.)

Platform: All supported versions of Mac OS X

Vulnerability Identifiers:

CAN-2005-1842: VCNative Arbitrary File Overwriting

CAN-2005-1843: VCNative Arbitrary Library Loading

Overview: A security vulnerability has been identified in a previous release of Adobe Version Cue, a feature of Adobe Creative Suite, that effects only computers on which Mac OS X and Version Cue Workspace are installed. This issue does not exist in the current releases and a product update is available for previous releases. Adobe always recommends that users keep their systems up to date and all users are recommended to install the latest update of these applications.

Effect: If the vulnerability is exploited, a user with a local Mac OS X account could obtain system administrator access to local files and applications on that computer.

Details: The identified vulnerability is caused by special file permissions on internal Version Cue application files. This vulnerability cannot be exploited by users who do not have local login accounts on that computer. The security update amends the internal Version Cue Workspace files so that special file permissions are no longer needed or utilized.

Recommendations: If you use Version Cue 1.x, download and install the security update from www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=2985 .

Caveats: None

Acknowledgements: Adobe would like to thank iDefense for reporting this issue.

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