Adobe Security Bulletin Summary Feburary 2011

… And while we’re on the subject of security updates, here’s one for Adobe that looks pretty important too.

Adobe Software yesterday released updates for some of its popular software applications, including updates for Adobe Reader, Acrobat and the Adobe Flash Player. The updates address critical security issues in the products making them mandatory updates for all users of said products.

The security update for Adobe Flash Player fixes several critical vulnerability in Flash Player 10.1.102.64 and earlier on Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris. Successful exploits could “cause the application to crash and could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system”.

The update increases the version of the application to Adobe Flash Player 10.2.152.26 on all affected systems.

The update can be downloaded directly from Adobe.

More information about the update are available on Adobe’s Security Bulletin page.

Adobe Reader, Acrobat

Critical vulnerabilities have also been identified in Adobe Reader and Acrobat. Affected versions include Adobe Reader X, Adobe Reader 9.4.1 for Windows, Macintosh and Unix, and Adobe Acrobat X and earlier for Windows and Macintosh. Please note that the update incorporates the Adobe Flash Player update.

The vulnerabilities “could cause the application to crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. Risk for Adobe Reader X users is significantly lower, as none of these issues bypass Protected Mode mitigations”.

Updates are available to increase the version of Adobe Reader X to 10.0.1, Adobe Reader 9.4.1 to 9.4.2 and Adobe Acrobat X to 10.0.1.

Download links for all affected applications are posted on the security bulletin page over at Adobe.


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