Adobe Confirms ‘Critical’ Reader, Acrobat Exploits

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 9:35 pm

A critical security vulnerability in an ActiveX control used by Internet Explorer could allow malicious hackers to use Adobe’s Reader and Acrobat software to launch PC hijack attacks, according to a warning from Adobe Systems.

The San Jose, Calif., company released an advisory with pre-patch workarounds and warned that multiple unpatched flaws could cause software crashes and “potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.”

Affected software includes Adobe Reader 7.0.0 through 7.0.8 and Adobe Acrobat Standard and Professional 7.0.0 through 7.0.8 on the Windows platform.

The bugs are only triggered when using Internet Explorer. Users of other browsers are not affected.

Source: eWeek


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