Adobe Reader zero-day patch due today

Adobe is set to release a patch today for an older version of the Reader PDF viewer to stymie attacks like those aimed at major defence contractors earlier this month. Nine days ago, the company confirmed a critical bug in Reader and promised to fix the flaw in Reader and…

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Adobe patches two vulnerabilities in Reader and Acrobat

Adobe releases out-of-band patch for Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.x in order to address actively exploited vulnerabilities Adobe Systems has released Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.4.7 in order to patch two vulnerabilities that are being actively exploited in attacks against companies from the defense industry. One of the security flaws,…

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Symantec confirms Adobe Reader exploits targeted defence companies

Security researchers at Symantec today confirmed that exploits of an unpatched Adobe Reader vulnerability targeted defense contractors, among other businesses. “We’ve seen [this targeting] people at telecommunications, manufacturing, computer hardware and chemical companies, as well as those in the defense sector,” said Joshua Talbot, senior security manager in Symantec’s security…

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Adobe SSL Certificate Problem (fixed), (Wed, Oct 5th)

Tuesday morning, we received a number of reports from readers indicating that the SSL certificate used for “settings.adobe.com” was out of date. Initially, we had a hard time reproducing the finding. But some of our handlers in Europe were able to see the expired certificate. The expired certificate was valid…

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