Attacks on unpatched holes in Adobe Reader and Acrobat - Update 2
Adobe reports that a previously unknown security hole in Adobe Reader 9.2 and Acrobat 9.2 (as well as the respective earlier versions) is already being actively exploited to infect systems. The vendor's security team say they are currently investigating the problem, but they haven't disclosed any details about the cause, the circumstances or the affected operating systems. It also remains unclear whether the attacks are targeted and involve individually prepared PDF documents, or whether web pages are already infecting the PCs of their visitors.
Update 2 - Adobe has now posted a security advisory for its Reader and Acrobat products regarding the critical vulnerability. According to the Adobe, Acrobat and Reader 9.2 and earlier are affected on Windows, Mac OS X and Unix. The company says that it plans to make updates available by the 12th of January to resolve the issue.
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