Adobe fixes Reader and Acrobat

acrobat_logoNot only Microsoft released a bunch of patches to close security holes in their products, but also Adobe now ships updated software to fix several vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader and Acrobat which already get attacked with specially prepared PDF documents to take over control of vulnerable computers – Avira AntiVir protects its users and detects the currently circulating exploit PDF as Exp/Pidief.xam.

Users of Adobe Reader and Acrobat with earlier versions than the new 9.2 are advised to install the updated software immediately to protect themselves from the attacks; Adobe rates the vulnerabilities as critical. New versions of Reader are available for Windows, Mac and Unix. Further links for updates for different Acrobat versions are listed in Adobes security advisory.

Dirk Knop
Technical Editor