Adobe on Thursday will release a fix for a recently publicized critical flaw in its Reader and Acrobat applications. The patches are emergency, out-of-cycle fixes.
The vulnerability in Reader and Acrobat was disclosed at the Black Hat conference last month by researcher Charlie Miller during his presentation. The flaw affects Adobe Reader running on Windows, Mac or UNIX, and Reader running on Windows or Mac.
“Adobe is planning to release updates for Adobe Reader 9.3.3 for
Windows, Macintosh and UNIX, Adobe Acrobat 9.3.3 for Windows and
Macintosh, and Adobe Reader 8.2.3 and Acrobat 8.2.3 for Windows and
Macintosh to resolve critical
security issues, including CVE-2010-2862 discussed at the Black Hat USA
2010 security conference and the Adobe Flash Player update as noted in
Security Bulletin APSB10-16. Adobe expects to make these updates available on Thursday August 19, 2010,” the company said in its advisory about the vulnerabilities.