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Windows 7: Unpatched Adobe flaw has been used in attacks since January

24 Feb 2009   #1
dmex

 
Unpatched Adobe flaw has been used in attacks since January

February 23, 2009 (IDG News Service)

A dangerous and unpatched vulnerability in Adobe Systems Inc.'s PDF-reading software has been around a lot longer than previously realized.

The Adobe Reader flaw, which was first reported late last week, has caused concern because the bug is easy to exploit and Adobe isn't expected to patched it for several weeks.




Full Story: Adobe flaw has been used in attacks since early January

Original Full Story: Hackers exploit unpatched Adobe Reader bug


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24 Feb 2009   #2
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Thanks, Steven. Have disabled java for the time being.

Gary
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24 Feb 2009   #3
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hi Gary,

It's not Sun Microsystems Java, but Adobe...
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24 Feb 2009   #4
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Hi Aaron,

I disabled java in Adobe Reader. Sorry I was unclear about that.

Gary
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24 Feb 2009   #5
dmex

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Hi Gary,

It's not Sun Microsystems Java, but Adobe...
Airbot,

the exploits are using Adobe Reader`s JavaScript, going to AdobeReaders Preferences and disabling javascript prevents the exploits from doing a heap spray thus prevents all the exploits
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24 Feb 2009   #6
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I understand. I stopped using Adobe reader a little bit ago when Avast said I had 2 viruses.. I dl the 8.1.3 instead of 9 from Adobes site. Not sure if they were legitimate or not..
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24 Feb 2009   #7
weedmonk

Windows Se7en Ultimate Beta x86 Build 7057
 
 

Time to use Foxit portable till till they patch this.
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24 Feb 2009   #8
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Might be a reason to try out Foxit reader.

Edit: Hi weedmonk,

You beat me to it.
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25 Feb 2009   #9
badger

Windows 7 Build 7000
 
 

Been using Foxit as an alternative to Adobe Reader for a long time and love it. I dislike the Adobe downloader that they're basically forcing on users now. But thanks for the info about the vulnerability.... good to know.
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25 Feb 2009   #10
echrada

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Only use Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro Extended , no security problem with that as far as I know.
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