Archive for the tag 'Adobe Reader'

May 08 2009

Alert: May 12th is “Patch Tuesday”

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May 12th is “Patch Tuesday,” the day Microsoft traditionally issues security updates. Adobe is also issuing a patch for Adobe Reader and Acrobat. The sole Microsoft patch fixes a “critical” flaw in PowerPoint. “Critical” means it’s a big deal. In this case, opening a maliciously crafted PowerPoint presentation could allow an attacker to execute code […]

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Apr 28 2009

Alert: More Adobe Reader flaws surface

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Here we go again. Security researchers have turned up a couple more vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader (and Adobe Acrobat for those of you running the full, pay-for package). These flaws permit running arbitrary code on a target system without the user’s knowledge. This is triggered by tricking a victim into opening a maliciously crafted, JavaScript-enabled […]

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Apr 08 2009

Alert: Make sure Adobe Reader/Acrobat is up to date

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Adobe recently released updates to Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat to fix a flaw that permitted running arbitrary code on a target system without the user’s knowledge. This is triggered by tricking a victim into opening a maliciously crafted PDF document — typically, an email attachment or a document served up on an infected web […]

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