Adobe patches critical Acrobat, Reader flaw

Summary:A critical vulnerability in Acrobat and Reader 11.x for Windows has been patched. Adobe calls it a critical regression error.


Adobe released a security update for Acrobat XI and Reader version 11.0.4 on Tuesday. 

Adobe is not giving specific information about the vulnerability other than that it is related to JavaScript security controls.

The vulnerability is a regression error, meaning that it had been previously fixed, but re-exposed by some other change. Only the Windows versions of the 11.x generation of products are affected. The new, fixed version is 11.0.5.

The vulnerability is rated critical, but Adobe says they know of no active exploits in the wild.

Adobe also released a security update for RoboHelp 10 for Windows. Adobe knows of no active exploits of this vulnerability either.

Topics: Security


Larry Seltzer has long been a recognized expert in technology, with a focus on mobile technology and security in recent years. He was most recently Editorial Director of BYTE, Dark Reading and Network Computing at UBM Tech. Prior to that he spent over a decade consulting and writing on technology subjects, primarily in the area of sec... Full Bio

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