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Security updates available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat

by Carol~ Forum moderator / April 21, 2011 4:35 AM PDT
Release date: April 21,2011
Vulnerability identifier: APSB11-08
CVE number: CVE-2011-0611, CVE-2011-0610
Platform: All Platforms

Summary:
Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in Adobe Reader and Acrobat X (10.0.2) and earlier 10.x and 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh operating systems. These vulnerabilities, including CVE-2011-0611, as referenced in Security Advisory APSA11-02, could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. There are reports that one of the vulnerabilities, CVE-2011-0611, is being actively exploited in the wild against both Adobe Flash Player, and Adobe Reader and Acrobat, as well as via a Flash (.swf) file embedded in a Microsoft Word (.doc) or Microsoft Excel (.xls) file delivered as an email attachment targeting the Windows platform. Adobe Reader X Protected Mode mitigations would prevent an exploit of this kind from executing.

Adobe recommends users of Adobe Reader X (10.0.2) for Macintosh update to Adobe Reader X (10.0.3). For users of Adobe Reader 9.4.3 for Windows and Macintosh, Adobe has made available the update, Adobe Reader 9.4.4. Adobe recommends users of Adobe Acrobat X (10.0.2) for Windows and Macintosh update to Adobe Acrobat X (10.0.3). Adobe recommends users of Adobe Acrobat 9.4.3 for Windows and Macintosh update to Adobe Acrobat 9.4.4. Because Adobe Reader X Protected Mode would prevent exploits of the type targeting CVE-2011-0611 from executing, we are currently planning to address these issues in Adobe Reader X for Windows with the next quarterly security update for Adobe Reader, currently scheduled for June 14, 2011. Today's security updates are out-of-cycle updates.

Affected software versions:
• Adobe Reader X (10.0.1) and earlier versions for Windows
• Adobe Reader X (10.0.2) and earlier versions for Macintosh
• Adobe Acrobat X (10.0.2) and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh

NOTE: Adobe Reader 9.x for UNIX, Adobe Reader for Android, and Adobe Reader and Acrobat 8.x are not affected by CVE-2011-0611.

Solution:
Adobe recommends users update their software installations by following the instructions below:

Adobe Reader
Users on Windows and Macintosh can utilize the product's update mechanism. The default configuration is set to run automatic update checks on a regular schedule. Update checks can be manually activated by choosing Help > Check for Updates.

Adobe Reader 9.x users on Windows can also find the appropriate update here:
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=10&platform=Windows.

Adobe Reader 10.x and 9.x users on Macintosh can also find the appropriate update here:
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=10&platform=Macintosh.

NOTE: Because Adobe Reader X (10.x) Protected Mode would prevent an exploit of this kind from executing, we are planning to address this issue in Adobe Reader X for Windows with the next quarterly security update for Adobe Reader, currently scheduled for June 14, 2011

Adobe Acrobat
Users can utilize the product's update mechanism. The default configuration is set to run automatic update checks on a regular schedule. Update checks can be manually activated by choosing Help > Check for Updates.

Acrobat Standard and Pro 10.x and 9.x users on Windows can also find the appropriate update here:
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=1&platform=Windows.

Acrobat Pro Extended 9.x users on Windows can also find the appropriate update here:
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=158&platform=Windows.

Acrobat Pro users on Macintosh can also find the appropriate update here:
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=1&platform=Macintosh.

For Further Details: http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb11-08.html
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Warning
by Hawk Shango / May 30, 2011 11:50 PM PDT

There has been a rash of spams lately offering the latest upgrades in Adobe Reader. Do not click on the link embedded in the spam. Links look like this: www.my-adobe-pdf-download.com, which are phony and lead to a malware site. Adobe does not send out email about the latest updates. Check the header and you will see that it is not from Adobe but from an unknown site. (adobe@civit.ca)

The emails received all have the same person signed:

<i><b>Mike Robertson
Customer Care
343 Preston Street
Ottawa,
ON K1S 1N4
Canada.</b></i>

There is no such person or address in Canada

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(NT) Yep, Saw Three Of Them Today
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / May 31, 2011 12:25 PM PDT
In reply to: Warning
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