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Adobe Flash, Acrobat, and Reader Zero Day Attack

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Pierre!, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. Pierre!

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  2. IndyGunFreak

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    Funny... This says it effects "all OS's"... then specifically mentions:

    First... I'd love to see a kiddie manipulate this "flaw" on a properly secured Linux system.

    Second.. The article conveniently lists where this authplay file is found on Windows systems, but lists nothing about Linux or Mac systems... I can't speak for the Mac OS.. but it's simply nowhere to be found on a Linux system.

    It may indeed be an issue for Windows/Mac users, I don't know.. but unless that article incorrectly describes the problem, I'm calling shananigans on it being an issue for Linux users...

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    Last edited: Jun 7, 2010

  3. Pierre!

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    I don't even run Adobe Acrobat on Linux... openSuse gives me Ocular, and it works... so I won't even look for the file!

    Looks like a non issue to me as well, more of a "damage control" situation...
     
  4. RTmarc

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    /opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/intellinux/lib/libauthplay.so
     
  5. IndyGunFreak

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    Still want to see the problem executed on a Linux system... To do anything useful w/ that directory, you'll need root access.. so you're gonna have to be a retard to let it happen.

    Edit: And FWIW, that file is also not on my system. Probably because I don't use Adobe Reader, but the Op's link specifically mentioned that Flash also contained the vulnerability... Not sure why anyone would use the Linux version of Adobe(although I did used to)... Evince works quite well.

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    Last edited: Jun 8, 2010
  6. dglockster

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    Does the zero-day problem still exist? According to http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2341429,00.asp

    This is now June 2010.
     
  7. Pierre!

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