Adobe to plug two zero-day holes in Reader

Posted on Monday, Feb 18 2013 @ 13:56 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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ComputerWorld reports Adobe will rush out two zero-day security vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader this week. The bugs are already abused by attackers via rigged PDF documents sent as e-mail attachments.
"Adobe plans to make available updates for Adobe Reader and Acrobat ... during the week of February 18, 2013," the company said in its security incident response team's blog Saturday.

An associated security advisory, first issued last Wednesday, has also been updated to reflect the impending updates to Reader for Windows, OS X and Linux.

News of the Adobe Reader vulnerabilities surfaced Feb. 13 when researchers from security vendor FireEye reported that attackers were exploiting the bugs, which exist in the latest versions of the popular PDF-viewing software.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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