Adobe Fixes 13 Critical Flaws in Reader and Acrobat

Adobe has released its quarterly patch update for Acrobat and Reader, fixing a total of 13 vulnerabilities in the two applications. The flaws affect Reader on Windows, Unix and OS X and Acrobat for Windows and OS X.

Adobe patchAdobe has released its quarterly patch update for Acrobat and Reader, fixing a total of 13 vulnerabilities in the two applications. The flaws affect Reader on Windows, Unix and OS X and Acrobat for Windows and OS X.

The vulnerabilities Adobe fixed Tuesday all are considered critical, and the company recommended that users upgrade their applications as soon as possible. However, there aren’t any known exploits circulating for use against these vulnerabilities yet.

Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in Adobe Reader X (10.1) and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh, Adobe Reader 9.4.2 and earlier versions for UNIX, and Adobe Acrobat X (10.1) and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh. These vulnerabilities could cause the application to crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system,” Adobe’s advisory says.

The affected software patched on Tuesday includes:

  • Adobe Reader X (10.1) and earlier 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Reader 9.4.5 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX
  • Adobe Reader 8.3 and earlier 8.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Acrobat X (10.1) and earlier 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Acrobat 9.4.5 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Acrobat 8.3 and earlier 8.x versions for Windows and Macintosh

Adobe also said that it is ending support for Reader 8.x and Acrobat 8.x on both Windows and Mac OS X on Nov. 3.

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