January 10, 2012 by Carsen
Adobe has warned of a vulnerability in Adobe Reader on Windows through which your system could be attacked.
According to Adobe, a critical vulnerability has been identified in Adobe Reader X (10.1.1) and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh, Adobe Reader 9.4.6 and earlier 9.x versions for UNIX, and Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.1) and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh.
“This U3D memory corruption vulnerability (CVE-2011-2462) could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. There are reports that the vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild in limited, targeted attacks against Adobe Reader 9.x on Windows. Adobe Reader X Protected Mode and Acrobat X Protected View mitigations would prevent an exploit of this kind from executing,” posted on Adobe’s security bulletin.
While this information could directly effect you, and I hope you take the needed precautions to make sure it doesn’t, this brings up an even greater point. You never know when and how an attack will happen, and you need to keep up-to-date on security news and information.
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