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18 August 2010, 12:46

Adobe to release critical out-of-cycle Reader updates tomorrow

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Adobe has confirmed it will be releasing out-of-cycle security updates for Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat tomorrow, August 19th. The updates will be for Reader 9.3.3 for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX, Acrobat 9.3.3 on Windows and Macintosh, and Reader and Acrobat 8.2.3 on Windows and Macintosh.

The out-of-cycle update will address a number of critical security issues, including Charlie Miller's Cooltype.dll vulnerability as presented at Black Hat USA 2010. Also included are fixes from Adobe's Flash update on August 11th. The Flash fixes are needed as a vulnerable Flash player component is included in Acrobat and it does not get updated when a system's Flash player is updated.

The next scheduled security update for Reader and Acrobat is due on October 12th.


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