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Friday, September 10, 2010

Computer Vulnerability from Adobe Reader

Posted by Prahallad Panda on 6:31 AM Comments

Adobe, famous for PDF reader warns of computer vulnerability. They are finding solutions to it.

We do not know, the status of other open source PDF readers such as Foxit and Evince.

Amplify’d from news.cnet.com

Adobe warns of zero-day hole in Reader, Acrobat


Adobe on Wednesday warned of a zero-day hole in Reader and Acrobat that is reportedly being exploited in the wild.

The critical vulnerability is in Adobe Reader 9.3.4 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, and UNIX, and Adobe Acrobat 9.3.4 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh, according to the security advisory. The hole could allow an attacker to take control of an affected computer and potentially affects millions of computers using the Adobe software, which is the most popular PDF (portable document format) viewer.

The company said it is evaluating the schedule for releasing a security update to resolve the issue.

Adobe learned of the issue on Tuesday, according to a company statement.

Read more at news.cnet.com
 


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