Research > Zero-Day Tracker > 20130120
Aloaha PDF Saver Insecure File Permissions
Aloaha Software - Wrocklage Intermedia GmbH
Versions earlier than Aloaha PDF Saver 5.0.280
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.
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.
Update to version 5.0.280
18068 - Aloaha PDF Saver Insecure File Permissions
2013-01-20 - Original advisory released.
2013-06-20 - Vendor contacted.
2013-06-20 - Vendor releases update to fix vulnerability.
Copyright ©1998-2011 eEye Digital Security
Permission is hereby granted for the redistribution of this alert electronically. It is not to be edited in any way without express consent of eEye. If you wish to reprint the whole or any part of this alert in any other medium excluding electronic medium, please email alert@eEye.com for permission.
The information within this paper may change without notice. Use of this information constitutes acceptance for use in an AS IS condition. There are no warranties, implied or express, with regard to this information. In no event shall the author be liable for any direct or indirect damages whatsoever arising out of or in connection with the use or spread of this information. Any use of this information is at the user's own risk.