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

Thanks for the good information Warren.

I use a free security vulnerability program called *Secunia*
http://secunia.com/ 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
<wjlewington@xxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:

>  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:
> http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb09-04.html
>
> Stuart
>

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