Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Adobe Patch

Adobe has announced it will release a patch next week for the zero-day flaw in Acrobat and Reader. Versions to be fixed:

Windows Adobe Reader versions 7, 8 and 9
Windows Acrobat versions 7, 8 and 9
Mac: versions 8 and 9
Linux: versions 8 and 9

The chief security researcher from F-Secure even went so far as to recommend that users uninstall Reader and install an alternative .pdf viewer, noting that six vulnerabilities have been found in the software.

This might be a good strategy for home users, but I seriously doubt any corporate environments of any size would go through the evaluation process, uninstall of Reader, installation of a new product and training needed to do this, especially now that Adobe has made the announcement of the forthcoming patch.

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