Adobe Reader and Acrobat security updates [12 May 2009]

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  1. FanJ

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    Adobe Security bulletin
    http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb09-06.html

    Security Updates available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat

    Release date: May 12, 2009
    Vulnerability identifier: APSB09-06
    CVE number: CVE-2009-1492, CVE-2009-1493
    Platform: All Platforms

    Summary
    A critical vulnerability has been identified in Adobe Reader 9.1 and Acrobat 9.1 and earlier versions. This vulnerability (CVE-2009-1492) would cause the application to crash and could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. A second vulnerability has also been reported that appears to affect Adobe Reader for UNIX only (CVE-2009-1493).

    Adobe recommends users of Adobe Reader 9.1 and Acrobat 9.1 and earlier versions update to Adobe Reader 9.1.1 and Acrobat 9.1.1. Adobe recommends users of Acrobat 8 update to Acrobat 8.1.5, and users of Acrobat 7 update to Acrobat 7.1.2. For Adobe Reader users who can’t update to Adobe Reader 9.1.1, Adobe has provided the Adobe Reader 8.1.5 and Adobe Reader 7.1.2 updates.

    Affected software versions
    Adobe Reader 9.1 and earlier versions.
    Adobe Acrobat Standard, Pro, and Pro Extended 9.1 and earlier versions.

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

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

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

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

    Acrobat 3D users on Windows can find the appropriate update
    http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=112&platform=Windows

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

    Severity rating
    Adobe categorizes this as a critical update and recommends that users apply the update for their product installations.

    A critical vulnerability has been identified in Adobe Reader 9.1 and Acrobat 9.1 and earlier versions. This vulnerability (CVE-2009-1492) would cause the application to crash and could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. A second vulnerability has also been reported that appears to affect Adobe Reader for UNIX only (CVE-2009-1493). These issues are remotely exploitable.

    Adobe recommends users of Acrobat and Adobe Reader update their product installations to versions 9.1.1, 8.1.5, or 7.1.2 using the instructions above to protect themselves from potential vulnerabilities. Adobe expects to make available Adobe Reader 7 and Acrobat 7 updates for Macintosh before the end of June. This document will be updated to specify the expected date of these updates once available.
     
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    FanJ, thanks for the heads-up!

    FYI. Be aware that the Acrobat 8.1.5 update "optimizes performance" during installation. What that means is: adding Reader_sl.exe (Adobe Reader Speed Launcher) to your Start-up programs, which I have always disabled, without noticing any slowdown when opening up Reader.
     
  4. FanJ

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    Hi JRViejo,

    You're welcome !

    Yep, that's what I do too :)
     
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