Adobe to patch zero-day Reader, Acrobat flaw January 12

By Matthew
Dec 16, 2009
  1. Adobe will reportedly patch a critical vulnerability (CVE-2009-4324) in Reader and Acrobat on January 12, the company's next scheduled quarterly security update, as opposed to an off-cycle release. The zero-day bug is currently being exploited on Reader and Acrobat versions 9.2 and earlier. If used, an attacker could crash the system and ultimately take control of it.

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  2. Vicenarian

    Vicenarian TS Booster Posts: 104   +10

    That's why I don't use adobe reader....There are so many third party, free, alternatives out there.
  3. LightHeart

    LightHeart TS Rookie Posts: 155

    As OS's have become more secure, hackers have moved to the weakest link which appears to be Adobe. Adobe is on almost every computer, Reader, Flash, etc. so there is a big target on it. Adobe seems to have bloated software and is slow to react to these threats; hopefully they will improve things.
  4. Timonius

    Timonius TS Evangelist Posts: 647   +58

    Yep, this is a test for they practically have a monopoly in the market for Flash, PDF, etc. If companies get big and lazy they get targeted even more. Too bad the security fix won't be released sooner despite the lack of severity. It just doesn't show to me that they really care.
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