TippingPoint flags another 'high risk' Adobe vulnerability

Summary:TippingPoint security researcher Aaron Portnoy has discovered another "high-risk" vulnerability in an Adobe software product.

Yet another 'high risk' Adobe vulnerability
TippingPoint security researcher Aaron Portnoy has discovered another "high-risk" vulnerability in an Adobe software product.

A bare bones note posted to TippingPoint's upcoming advisories page provides a stark warning:

This vulnerability allows attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Adobe software. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability.

The company did not identify the vulnerable Adobe product but it's a safe bet this is a bug affecting either Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat (or both).

[ SEE: Attack of the PDFs ]

The latest discovery follows an in-the-wild malware attack that used rigged PDF files to exploit a hole in Adobe Reader.

So far this year, Adobe has issued a total of 18 security bulletins with patches for a wide range of software vulnerabilities.

Topics: Security, Enterprise Software

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Ryan Naraine is a journalist and social media enthusiast specializing in Internet and computer security issues. He is currently security evangelist at Kaspersky Lab, an anti-malware company with operations around the globe. He is taking a leadership role in developing the company's online community initiative around secure content managem... Full Bio

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