Adobe Emergency Patches, Again

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 @ 03:02 PM gHale


Adobe released a security bulletin today that fixes a vulnerability in its Reader and Acrobat products found just one week ago.

The vulnerability, which attackers are jumping on and taking advantage of, could cause a crash of either and software and potentially allow a bad guy take control of the affected system.

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For PC users, there is a sense of urgency to update as Adobe confirmed attackers are leveraging two of the vulnerabilities (CVE-2013-0640 and CVE-2013-0641) in targeted attacks designed to trick Windows users into opening a malicious PDF file attached in an email.

Mac and Linux users are not immune to this flaw, they just simply are not under attacker’s microscope at this juncture.

The security patches are available for software on Windows, Mac, and Linux. The following is a list of upgrades:
• Users of Adobe Reader XI (11.0.01 and earlier) for Windows and Macintosh should update to Adobe Reader XI (11.0.02).
• For users of Adobe Reader X (10.1.5 and earlier) for Windows and Macintosh, who cannot update to Adobe Reader XI (11.0.02), Adobe has made available the update Adobe Reader X (10.1.6).
• For users of Adobe Reader 9.5.3 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh, who cannot update to Adobe Reader XI (11.0.02), Adobe has made available the update Adobe Reader 9.5.4.
• Users of Adobe Reader 9.5.3 and earlier 9.x versions for Linux should update to Adobe Reader 9.5.4.
• Users of Adobe Acrobat XI (11.0.01 and earlier) for Windows and Macintosh should update to Adobe Acrobat XI (11.0.02).
• Users of Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.5 and earlier) for Windows and Macintosh should update to Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.6).
• Users of Adobe Acrobat 9.5.3 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh should update to Adobe Acrobat 9.5.4.

Windows and OS X users can use the product’s update feature (Help => Check for Updates).



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