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Research > Zero-Day Tracker > 20130120

Aloaha PDF Saver Insecure File Permissions

Date Disclosed:
1/20/2013

Date Patched:
6/20/2013

Vendor:
Aloaha Software - Wrocklage Intermedia GmbH

Affected Software:
Versions earlier than Aloaha PDF Saver 5.0.280

Description:
Aloaha PDF Saver improperly sets permissions on certain files, which can be leveraged to manipulate and replace arbitrary application files. A local attacker may use this to elevate their privileges.

Severity:
Moderate

Code Execution:
No.

Impact:
Local Elevation of Privilege
Attackers exploiting this vulnerability would be seeking to gain more privileges on the target machine. An attacker would use this vulnerability, if successfully exploited, to replace legitimate files of higher-privilege programs with specially crafted files. These specially crafted files would perform elevated tasks on behalf of the attacker, effectively raising the attacker's permissions. 

Mitigation:
Update to version 5.0.280

Protection:

BeyondTrust's Retina® Network Security Scanner scans devices to detect for this vulnerability.
  • 18068 - Aloaha PDF Saver Insecure File Permissions

Links:

Status:
2013-01-20 - Original advisory released.
2013-06-20 - Vendor contacted.
2013-06-20 - Vendor releases update to fix vulnerability.

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