The Android variety of Adobe Reader reportedly contains a vulnerability that could give an attacker the ability to execute arbitrary code on devices running Google’s mobile operating system.
In order to exploit the security vulnerability, an attacker would have to compel his victim to open a maliciously crafted PDF file. Successful exploitation could then give the attacker the ability to execute arbitrary Java access code and, in turn, compromise reader documents and other files stored on the device’s SD card.
Adobe verified the existence of the vulnerability in version 11.1.3 of Reader for Android and has provided a fix for it with version 11.2.0.
In other Android-related news, Google announced late last week that it would bolster its existing application regulation mechanism with new a feature that will continually monitor installed Android applications to ensure that they aren’t acting maliciously or performing unwanted actions.