Adobe is set to push security updates for various versions of its Acrobat  and Reader software packages, in tandem with Microsoft, in the May edition of Patch Tuesday.

According to the Adobe Product Security Incident  Response Team, each of the updates in this month’s patch are considered serious, meaning that the updated provide fixes for vulnerabilities that an attacker could exploit to execute malicious code on user machines without user knowledge.

Additionally, each of the updates is receiving the most urgent priority one or two ratings. Priority one means that attackers are likely exploiting the to-be-fixed vulnerability in the wild; priority two denotes fixes for vulnerabilities that have, historically, placed users at an elevated risk for exploit, but for which there are currently no known exploits in the wild.

Adobe’s Patch Tuesday release will provide priority two rated fixes for Adobe Reader  version XI (11.0.02) on Windows and Mac, version X (10.1.6) and earlier 10.x versions on Windows and Mac, version 9.5.4 and earlier 9.x versions on Mac, and version 9.5.4 and earlier 9.x versions on Linux machines.

The patch shipment also a provides priority one fix for a vulnerability in Adobe Reader version 9.5.4 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows.

The release will also supply priority two fixes for Adobe Acrobat version XI (11.0.02) for Windows and Macintosh, version X (10.1.6) and earlier 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh, and version 9.5.4 and earlier 9.x versions for Macintosh.

Acrobat’s priority one fix resolves a vulnerability in version 9.5.4 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows.

Categories: Vulnerabilities