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IE 7 & Adobe PDF vulnerability

By jobeard
Oct 9, 2007
  1. there's a critical bug in its most popular programs, but it doesn't yet have a
    patch that protects Windows XP users against attacks arriving as PDF files.

    IE 7 can launch ANY program when a PDF is malformed.

    The fix is a registry hack ( :( ), but if you can stand for the instructions,
    we advise you take action!

    see the Adobe Advisory here
     
  2. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,122

    Thanks for giving info on this jobeard.

    Regards Jase :)
     
  3. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,423   +7

    My choice

    I just install The 4.0 reader.I only download pdf 's that i want and
    know where they come from.Most users just need the Reader version.
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 13,516   +336

    oops; posted to existing thread by mistake!
     
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