Adobe Patches Reader and Acrobat

Posted on August 20, 2010. Filed under: News, Super Fast Updates | Tags: , , , , , , , |


  Adobe has released version 9.3.4 and 8.2.4 of Adobe Reader and Acrobat for Windows, Mac OS X and Unix operating systems. According to Adobe’s security advisory, this release fixes critical vulnerabilities which allow for remote code execution:  “These vulnerabilities could cause the application to crash and could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.” This can happen by just browsing through the Internet or with malicious email attachments, for example. They were made public on the Black Hat conference three weeks ago.

   The new software will be released in the Adobe Reader Download Center on 31st of August. Users and administrators should download the current version now though either via the automatic update mechanism (which can be manually done by choosing “Check for Updates” from the Help-Menu within the Reader)

  Make sure you install the updated software as soon as possible.

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