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Windows 7: Security updates available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat


17 Nov 2010   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
Security updates available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat

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Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in Adobe Reader 9.4 (and earlier versions) for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX, and Adobe Acrobat 9.4 (and earlier 9.x versions) for Windows and Macintosh. These vulnerabilities could cause the application to crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

In addition to addressing CVE-2010-3654 noted in Security Advisory APSA10-05 and CVE-2010-4091 referenced in the Adobe PSIRT blog ("Potential issue in Adobe Reader"), these updates also incorporate the Adobe Flash Player update as noted in Security Bulletin APSB10-26.

Adobe recommends users of Adobe Reader 9.4 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh update to Adobe Reader 9.4.1, available now. Adobe recommends users of Adobe Reader 9.4 and earlier versions for UNIX update to Adobe Reader 9.4.1, expected to be available on November 30, 2010. Adobe recommends users of Adobe Acrobat 9.4 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh update to Adobe Acrobat 9.4.1.

Note that these updates represent an out-of-cycle release. The next quarterly security updates for Adobe Reader and Acrobat are scheduled for February 8, 2011.
Adobe - Security Bulletins: APSB10-28 - Security updates available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat

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17 Nov 2010   #2

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i'm not sure what my point is exactly, but how much security do you need in a read-only file viewer?

could somebody please explain - a sneakily written pdf could make your machine crash, allowing "an attacker to take control of the affected system." what, just like teamviewer?

eh? don't the adobe programmers write with this stuff in mind?

(PS - all the links within the quote go to a forum where you need to be registered.)
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17 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Strange the way the PCHelp forum manipulated those links. You can find the original at Adobe - Security Bulletins: APSB10-28 - Security updates available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat

If you subscribe to this topic, you'll get the info about the update when Brink edits his post to the latest version: Latest Version of Adobe Reader

Note: I have been advised that the Adobe Reader update re-introduces "Reader_SL.exe". It is located in \%Program Files%\Adobe\Reader\ and is not required. See the SystemLookUp description. (Personally, I dumped Adobe Reader well over a year ago in favor of SumatraPDF.)
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