Thursday, September 9, 2010
Another security hole in Adobe Acrobat and Reader
Adobe announced that there is a serious vulnerability in Acrobat and Reader, which has not been addressed yet. The bug is in the versions from 9.3.4 and back, on all platforms (Windows, Mac, UNIX). The company was quick to clarify that the engineers are working feverishly to put immediate corrective patch.
The dexterous can launch a successful attack to shut down Acrobat Reader and take control of your computer. Apart from developing the patch, Adobe is in constant communication with security software companies, which will be available soon on signtures to minimize risk.
Adobe has not given any indication about when to expect the update that closes this hole.