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Security Update for Adobe Reader, Acrobat

Adobe has issued a security update for its Adobe Acrobat and free Adobe Reader applications. The patch plugs a critical flaw that Adobe said attackers could leverage to take control of a vulnerable system.

The latest update, available here for both Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X systems, applies to the most recent versions of Acrobat and Reader (v. 8.1.2). It also plugs the vulnerability in the following Adobe products:

-Adobe Reader 7.0.9 and earlier
-Adobe Acrobat Professional, 3D and Standard 8.0 through 8.1.2
-Adobe Acrobat Professional, 3D and Standard 7.0.9 and earlier

If you have any of these products installed, take a moment now to update them. As the SANS Internet Storm Center rightly notes, malicious software writers have traditionally been quick to incorporate critical Adobe vulnerabilities into their creations, so it's probably best not to let any grass grow under your feet on this one.

By Brian Krebs  |  June 25, 2008; 9:34 AM ET
Categories:  New Patches  
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