Adobe to fix critical Reader hole on Tuesday

Critical hole in Adobe Reader and Acrobat being exploited in attacks to be fixed next week.

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Adobe will release a fix on Tuesday for a critical hole in Adobe Reader and Acrobat that is being used to attack PCs, the company announced today.

The zero-day vulnerability, which Adobe warned of three weeks ago , could allow an attacker to take control of the affected computer.

Adobe will release updates for Adobe Reader 9.3.4 for Windows, Macintosh, and UNIX; Adobe Acrobat 9.3.4 for Windows and Macintosh; and Adobe Reader 8.2.4 and Acrobat 8.2.4 for Windows and Macintosh to resolve issues in Reader and Acrobat and Flash Player.

Adobe issued an emergency fix last week for Flash Player and said at the time it would have a fix for Reader and Acrobat the week of October 4.

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