Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Security Updates for Adobe Reader and Adobe Vulnerabilities

This is a very important update. Don't wait, update to Adobe Reader 9.1 now. Available here:

Release date: March 18, 2009
Vulnerability identifier: APSB09-04
CVE number: CVE-2009-0658, CVE-2009-0927
Platform: Windows and Macintosh


Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in Adobe Reader 9 and Acrobat 9 and earlier versions. These vulnerabilities would cause the application to crash and could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. There are reports that one of these issues is being exploited (CVE-2009-0658).

Adobe recommends users of Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9 update to Adobe Reader 9.1 and Acrobat 9.1. Adobe recommends users of Acrobat 8 update to Acrobat 8.1.4, and users of Acrobat 7 update to Acrobat 7.1.1. For Adobe Reader users who can’t update to Adobe Reader 9.1, Adobe has provided the Adobe Reader 8.1.4 and Adobe Reader 7.1.1 updates.

These updates resolve the issue from Security Advisory APSA09-01 and Security Bulletin APSB09-03. Users who have previously updated to Adobe Reader 9.1 and Acrobat 9.1 for Windows and Macintosh need not take any action. Adobe now plans to make available Adobe Reader 9.1 and Adobe Reader 8.1.4 for Unix by March 24.

Update to Adobe Reader 9.1, available here:
Complete details here: Security Updates available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat

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