Tag: vulnerability

Critical updates to Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat released

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Critical updates to Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat have been released to patch multiple vulnerabilities that were found in the applications in late 2011. Adobe has also included new JavaScript whitelisting capabilities in the new updates.

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Adobe acknowledges another critical PDF vulnerability

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Adobe Systems acknowledges another critical vulnerability in Flash Player, Reader and Acrobat products which exposes its users to malicious attacks from hackers with an intention to steal sensitive data. Adobe is expected to issue an update by 15th November to close this vulnerability.

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Zero-day flaw discovered in Flash, Acrobat and Reader

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Adobe has warned that a critical vulnerability (CVE-2010-2883) in the most current version of its Flash Player is being actively exploited on Windows computers. The company said that the flaw, which was discovered by security firm Trend Micro, could allow attackers to ‘take control of the affected system.’

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Adobe releases patch for Reader and Acrobat

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Adobe has released out-of-cycle security updates for its Reader and Acrobat software, including a version of the recently released Flash patch adjusted for Reader’s embedded Flash. The patch addresses vulnerabilities that could be exploited by an attacker through malicious code within PDF files.

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Adobe warns of security risks

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Adobe has released a security advisory warning of vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Reader, and Acrobat on Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Solaris operating systems.

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Adobe releases critical advisory updates

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Late last week Adobe was struggling with the automation launch flaw, first discovered by Didier Stevens, and which Gottwals, a member of Adobe’s security team noted on the Adobe blog saying, ‘We are currently researching the best approach for this functionality in Adobe Reader and Acrobat,’ and it may introduce changes in a future update.

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New possible PDF exploit discovered

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Security researcher and PDF researcher Didier Stevens alerted the world to a new PDF hack he discovered this week while testing PDFs.

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Adobe Reader currently the most exploited app

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Security firm F-Secure has identified Adobe’s Reader application as the top app targeted for exploitation on its security blog.

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Adobe downplays latest vulnerabilities

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Adobe continues to be dogged by the vulnerability of some of its leading programs, including its own Download Manager program that was recently cited by Israeli security researcher Aviv Raff, as a serious security issue.

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More PDF attacks surface after updated patch released

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Less than a week ago, Adobe and Google released updates to protect PDF documents from further exploits, but this week another attack has been cited by anti-malware firm F-Secure.

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