Adobe heads-up: Critical Reader/Acrobat patches on deck

This latest batch of security vulnerabilities are rated "critical" and will be available for Windows and Mac OS X users.

Adobe will join Microsoft on Patch Tuesday next week with fixes for gaping holes in the Reader X and Acrobat X software products.

According to an advance notice from Adobe, the updates are rated "critical" and will be available for Windows and Mac OS X users.

"These updates will include fixes for CVE-2011-2462 and CVE-2011-4369, previously addressed in Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.x for Windows as referenced in Security Bulletin APSB11-30, the company said.

Affected software:

  • Adobe Reader X (10.1.1) and earlier 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Reader 9.4.7 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows
  • Adobe Reader 9.4.6 and earlier 9.x versions for Macintosh
  • Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.1) and earlier 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Acrobat 9.4.7 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows
  • Adobe Acrobat 9.4.6 and earlier 9.x versions for Macintosh

Adobe expects to make these updates available on Tuesday, January 10, 2012.