Adobe released an out-of-cycle security update to address the critical security issues in CVE-2010-2862 (discussed at the recent Black Hat USA 2010 security conference) and vulnerabilities addressed in the August 10 Adobe Flash Player update as noted in Security Bulletin APSB10-16.
Release date: August 19, 2010
Vulnerability identifier: APSB10-17
CVE numbers: CVE-2010-2862, CVE-2010-1240
Platform: All Platforms
Acrobat and Reader users can update to the latest version, v. 9.3.4, using the built-in updater, by clicking “Help” and then “Check for Updates.” The Adobe Reader update for Windows is available from here. As usual, the caution to UNCHECK the box shown below. It is not needed for the update!
The next quarterly security updates for Adobe Reader and Acrobat is scheduled for October 12, 2010.
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- Adobe security advisory
- Adobe Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) Blog: Security updates released for Adobe Reader and Acrobat
- National Vulnerability Database (NVD): National Vulnerability Database (CVE-2010-1240)
- National Vulnerability Database (NVD): National Vulnerability Database (CVE-2010-2862)
- Security Bulletin APSB10-16
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