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Adobe releases security update for PDF vulnerability

May 14, 2009

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Adobe has released a security bulletin and update in reference to the JavaScript vulnerability in PDFs.

In late April, Adobe issued a warning to its users in regard to the vulnerability that affected Windows, Mac and Unix users of Adobe’s Acrobat Reader Software. Adobe advised users to disable JavaScript in Adobe Reader and Acrobat until a patch was released for the flaw.

According to Adobe, a malicious BMP, DIB, RLE, or PNG must be opened in Illustrator by the user for an attacker to exploit these potential vulnerabilities.

The updated patch covers Windows-based Reader and Acrobat versions 7, 8 and 9 and the company also released Mac and Unix-based updates for 8.0 and 9.0 for both Reader and Acrobat.

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