Adobe to ship critical Reader, Acrobat patches

Adobe to ship critical Reader, Acrobat patches

Summary: Adobe plans to release "critical" patches to cover code execution vulnerabilities in its flagship Reader X and Acrobat X software (Windows and Mac).

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Just a quick heads-up that Adobe will join Microsoft in releasing major security updates during Patch Tuesday next week (September 13, 2011).

Adobe plans to release "critical" patches to cover code execution vulnerabilities in its flagship Reader X software (Windows and Mac OS X).

The company is also planning to ship updates for Adobe Acrobat X (10.1) and earlier versions for Windows and Mac to resolve critical security issues.

Affected software:

  • Adobe Reader X (10.1) and earlier 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Reader 9.4.5 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Reader 8.3 and earlier 8.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Acrobat X (10.1) and earlier 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Acrobat 9.4.5 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Acrobat 8.3 and earlier 8.x versions for Windows and Macintosh

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

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  • RE: Adobe to ship critical Reader, Acrobat patches

    Never ending huge updates for Acrobat security nightmare
    shellcodes_coder
    • It can end ..

      @shellcodes_coder .. just try <i>Foxit Reader</i>:<br><br><a href="http://filehippo.com/download_foxit/comments/9523/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://filehippo.com/download_foxit/comments/9523/</a><br><br>(... or any other free, pdf viewer that floats your boat)
      thx-1138_
  • RE: Adobe to ship critical Reader, Acrobat patches

    From the article:
    "Adobe plans to release ?critical? patches to cover code execution vulnerabilities in its flagship Reader X software (Windows and Mac OS X).

    This is Adobe's sandboxed PDF Reader. Does this mean a potential sandbox escape was found?
    Rabid Howler Monkey
  • Why still #1? Good lobying

    Why is ADOBE still the #1 reader?
    Surely not because of its dependability.
    Surely not because of their almost unexistent updates.
    Surely not because of the strong uncrackable EXE.
    Surely not because it's the greatest one online.

    So they must have top-of-the-class lobbyists!! How else could you stay #1 when you're really non-numerical! (This means we can't even put a rank on their "thing" they call a reader!!!)
    GuardianBob
    • RE: Adobe to ship critical Reader, Acrobat patches

      @GuardianBob

      Because they developed the standard. All Kleenex are tissues, but not all tissues are Kleenex. Their name is synonomous with PDF, so for most people when they need to read a PDF - they associate PDF with Adobe and then install the reader.
      bigjon-x64
      • RE: Adobe to ship critical Reader, Acrobat patches

        @jon.bjerke@... Windows OEMs also pre-install Adobe Reader on PCs. And since Microsoft does not have a default PDF reader like Mac OS X and most Linux distros, its what most people use.
        Rabid Howler Monkey