Adobe lifts curtains on secret PDF patches

By Gregg Keizer, ComputerWorld
Adobe Systems Inc. revealed today that it patched five critical vulnerabilities behind the scenes [computerworld.com] when it updated its Reader and Acrobat applications earlier this month to fix a bug already under attack.
According to a security bulletin issued today [adobe.com], the updates to Reader 9.1 and Acrobat 9.1 that Adobe delivered on March 10 included patches for not just one bug — as Adobe indicated at the time — but for five other vulnerabilities as well.

By Gregg Keizer, ComputerWorld

Adobe Systems Inc. revealed today that it patched five critical vulnerabilities behind the scenes [computerworld.com] when it updated its Reader and Acrobat applications earlier this month to fix a bug already under attack.

According to a security bulletin issued today [adobe.com], the updates to Reader 9.1 and Acrobat 9.1 that Adobe delivered on March 10 included patches for not just one bug — as Adobe indicated at the time — but for five other vulnerabilities as well.

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