Following the release of Security Advisory (APSA13-02) related to critical security vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader and Acrobat XI (11.0.01 and earlier), X (10.1.5 and earlier) and 9.5.3 and earlier for Windows and Macintosh, Adobe released an update to those versions today.
Because the vulnerabilities are being exploited in the wild in targeted attacks, it is recommended that users of Adobe Reader and Acrobat apply the update as soon as possible. These updates address critical vulnerabilities could cause the application to crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.
Vulnerability identifier: APSB13-07
CVE number: CVE-2013-0640, CVE-2013-0641
Platform: All Platforms
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Enable "Protected View"Due to frequent vulnerabilities, it is recommended that Windows users of Adobe Reader and Acrobat ensure that Protected View is enabled. Neither the Protected Mode or Protected View option is available for Macintosh users.
To enable this setting, do the following:
- Click Edit > Preferences > Security (Enhanced) menu.
- Change the "Off" setting to "All Files".
- Ensure the "Enable Enhanced Security" box is checked.
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