Adobe Reader 9.4 Download Available

It took ’em a while, but it looks like Adobe has finally come up with a security fix for Reader and Acrobat …

Adobe has just released an update for their popular pdf reader Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat, raising versions of the two programs to 9.4. Both program updates fix critical security vulnerabilities identified in Adobe Reader 9.3.4 and earlier, as well as Acrobat 9.3.4 and earlier. Vulnerabilities affect all supported operating systems, and users are encouraged to upgrade their version as soon as possible to protect their computer system from exploits.

The rushed state of the release indicates that the issue gets actively exploited which is confirmed in Adobe’s Security Bulletin that mentions that the issue is being actively exploited in the wild. Attackers may be able to crash the application on the computer and take control of the affected system in the process. Upgrading is the only way of protecting the computer from those vulnerabilities.

Adobe recommends users of Adobe Reader 9.3.4 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX update to Adobe Reader 9.4. (For Adobe Reader users on Windows and Macintosh,
who cannot update to Adobe Reader 9.4, Adobe has provided the Adobe Reader 8.2.5 update.) Adobe recommends users of Adobe Acrobat 9.3.4 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh update to Adobe Acrobat 9.4. Adobe recommends users of Adobe Acrobat 8.2.4 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh update to Adobe Acrobat 8.2.5.

This accelerated patch breaks Adobe’s quarterly patch day that is set for every second Tuesday of each quarter of the year to fall in line with Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday. Interested users can take a closer look at the Security Bulletin, or point their web browsers to Get Adobe Reader right away to download the latest version of the pdf reader. Updates are also available directly in the program (by clicking on Help > Check for Updates).

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