Adobe Reader and Acrobat X (10.1.8) and earlier versions for Windows are not affected, and all versions of Adobe Reader and Acrobat for Macintosh are also not affected by this vulnerability.
Release date: October 8, 2013
Vulnerability identifier: APSB13-25
CVE number: CVE-2013-5325
Update or Complete DownloadUpdate checks can be manually activated by choosing Help > Check for Updates.
- Adobe Reader XI (11.0.05) for Windows is available here: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=10&platform=Windows.
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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