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Windows 7: Adobe working to fix security bug.


20 Feb 2010   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
Adobe working to fix security bug.

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Adobe Systems is working to fix a glitch in software it uses to speed up downloads of its products that could give hackers a way to push malicious programs onto a victim's PC.
According to security researcher Aviv Raff, Download Manager -- a small program Adobe users to speed up the initial installation of its products -- can be misused to force victims to install unwanted software on their computers.
Source -
Adobe working to fix security bug in Download Manager | Applications - InfoWorld

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20 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post
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Adobe Systems is working to fix a glitch in software it uses to speed up downloads of its products that could give hackers a way to push malicious programs onto a victim's PC.
According to security researcher Aviv Raff, Download Manager -- a small program Adobe users to speed up the initial installation of its products -- can be misused to force victims to install unwanted software on their computers.
Source -
Adobe working to fix security bug in Download Manager | Applications - InfoWorld
Tsk Tsk. Bad Adobe. That causes alot of disconfidence for Adobe users there.
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20 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

From the article:
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The Download Manager is different from Adobe's Update Manger, which is used to patch Adobe software. Download Manager only runs on the computer when software is downloaded, and it removes itself on the next restart. So Raff's attack would only work before that restart removed the Download Manager software. [bold added]
Until the vulnerability is repaired, the obvious necessary action is to restart the computer after using the Adobe Update Manager.

So, what has Adobe been giving us lately? Regular critical vulnerabilities in Adobe products (Reader, Acrobat, Air, Flash) persistent tracking cookies in Adobe Flash and now a "glitch" in the download manager. Adobe products have definitely been running into issues of late.
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20 Feb 2010   #4

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corrine View Post

So, what has Adobe been giving us lately?
The sh**s
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