Adobe Patch Tuesday heads-up: Critical holes in PDF Reader

A pre-notification advisory from Adobe confirms that this patch batch will include a fix for CVE-2010-2883, which has already been exploited in zero day attacks.

As part of its scheduled quarterly update cycle, Adobe plans to release new versions of its PDF Reader/Acrobat software to gaping security holes that expose users to hacker attacks.

The patches will be released next Tuesday (October 5, 2010) for Windows, Mac and UNIX users.

[ New PDF zero-day under attack ]

A pre-notification advisory from Adobe confirms that this patch batch will include a fix for CVE-2010-2883, which has already been exploited in zero day attacks.

In those attacks, the vulnerability is being exploited via rigged PDF files sent to select business targets.

The  October 5, 2010 updates represent an accelerated release of the next quarterly security update originally scheduled for October 12, 2010.

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