Hacker Exposes Linux/PDF Flaw

    Date17 Jun 2003
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    4287
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Confidential vulnerability information managed by the CERT Co-ordination Centre has again been leaked to the public, following a flurry of such leaks in March. The latest information concerns a flaw in PDF readers for Unix and could allow a remote . . . Confidential vulnerability information managed by the CERT Co-ordination Centre has again been leaked to the public, following a flurry of such leaks in March. The latest information concerns a flaw in PDF readers for Unix and could allow a remote attacker to trick users into executing malicious code on their machines, according to reports.

    As with confidential CERT information that was leaked in March, the latest report was posted to a vulnerability discussion list by an individual using the name "hack4life". The leaked information was taken from communication sent from CERT to software suppliers affected by the PDF problem, according to Jeffrey Carpenter, manager of the CERT Co-ordination Centre.

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