Adobe to ship critical PDF Reader X patches

Adobe to ship critical PDF Reader X patches

Summary: Adobe will join Microsoft on the security patch treadmill next Tuesday (February 8, 2011) with "critical" updates for code execution holes in its flagship Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat products.

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Adobe will join Microsoft on the security patch treadmill next Tuesday (February 8, 2011) with "critical" updates for code execution holes in its flagship Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat products.

According to an advance notice from the software maker, these security holes  affect Reader X (10.0) for Windows and Mac,  Reader 9.4.1 and earlier versions for Windows, Mac and UNIX, Adobe Acrobat X (10.0) for Windows and Mac, and Adobe Acrobat 9.4.1 and earlier versions for Windows and Mac.

However, only patches for Windows and Mac users will be available on on February 8, 2011.

The company says UNIX users will receive the patch "by the week of February 28, 2011."follow Ryan Naraine on twitter

It's important to keep in mind that this patch batch will be rated "critical," meaning that the flaw could be exploited to allow malicious native-code to execute, potentially without a user being aware.

Adobe's PDF Reader s one of the most attacked software product, especially by hackers launching highly targeted attacks.   If you use Adobe Reader and Acrobat in your environment, treat this update with the utmost priority.

Topics: Software, Apple, Enterprise Software, Hardware, Operating Systems, Windows

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  • More Adobe mess

    What a piece of garbage.

    Foxit Reader for me.
    LTV10
    • RE: Adobe to ship critical PDF Reader X patches

      @LTV10 : I would consider Foxit Reader secured either. See http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/reader/security_bulletins.php - not ad bad as Acrobat but still buggy.
      Gis Bun
  • Acrobat 8?

    Sounds like Acrobat 8 support is dead.
    Gis Bun
    • RE: Adobe to ship critical PDF Reader X patches

      Some of these updates are so detrimental to the quality of the image printing, no matter what <a href="http://www.inkcartridges.com/">ink cartridges</a> or printer you use.
      rctnp6
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  • RE: Adobe to ship critical PDF Reader X patches

    I thought Reader X was supposed to be sandboxed? Meaning much more secure!?
    bonedog73
  • RE: Adobe to ship critical PDF Reader X patches

    Can someone send me the link to dl? Thanks in advance!
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  • RE: Adobe to ship critical PDF Reader X patches

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