atw: Re: Security Updates for Adobe Reader and Acrobat 7, 8 & 9

  • From: Peter Johnson <peterjohnson.oz@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: austechwriter@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 21 Mar 2009 15:37:18 +1100

Thanks for the good information Warren.

I use a free security vulnerability program called *Secunia* This alerted me to the Adobe problem not long before you
first posted about this. I recommend it. It does not seem to consume too
many computer resources either.

Kind regards,

Peter Johnson

On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 9:48 PM, Warren Lewington

>  This bug featured recently on my email list about the latest threats. It
> was listed as critical – which means a lot to the people who read that as
> part of their jobs. So probably not a bad idea to update. I waited for the
> people to do it at Siemens which has been done and the updates take a couple
> of minutes, but you need to do them all. Unusually for Adobe, the updates
> actually don’t crash the computer, so they have been properly tested for a
> change.
> Regards;
> Warren
> *From:* austechwriter-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:
> austechwriter-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On Behalf Of *Stuart Burnfield
> *Sent:* Friday, 20 March 2009 11:43
> *To:* Austechwriter; WAustechwriters@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Subject:* atw: Security Updates for Adobe Reader and Acrobat 7, 8 & 9
> Adobe released patches for Adobe Reader and Acrobat yesterday.
> These sound a little more serious than the run-of-the-mill bug-fix:
>  "Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in Adobe Reader 9
>  and Acrobat 9 and earlier versions. These vulnerabilities would
>  cause the application to crash and could potentially allow an
>  attacker to take control of the affected system. There are
>  reports that one of these issues is being exploited..."
> Easiest way to install the patch is Help > Check for Updates.
> The Acrobat patch will probably require a reboot.
> More info:
> Stuart

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