Adobe Reader and Acrobat Security Update for February 2013
IntelliShield: Security Activity Bulletin
2013 February 13 21:44 GMT
2013 February 22 16:31 GMT
Adobe has released a security advisory and updated software to address multiple vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader and Acrobat.
Adobe Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) is investigating reports of active exploitation of a vulnerability in Adobe Reader and Acrobat XI (11.0.1) and earlier versions.
Adobe has confirmed two vulnerabilities that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause the affected application to crash, resulting in a denial of service (DoS) condition, or could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code, which could result in a complete system compromise.
The following Adobe products are affected:
Adobe Reader version 11.0.01 and prior;10.1.5 and prior; 9.5.3 and prior
Adobe Acrobat version 11.0.01 and prior;10.1.5 and prior; 9.5.3 and prior
Third-party reports indicate that a vulnerability in Adobe reader versions 9.5.3, 10.1.5, and 11.0.1 is being actively exploited in the wild.
To exploit these vulnerabilities, the attacker may provide a link that directs a user to a malicious file and use misleading language or instructions to persuade the user to follow the provided link and open the malicious file. Users are advised not to open e-mail messages from suspicious or unrecognized sources. If users cannot verify that links or attachments included in e-mail messages are safe, they are advised not to open them.
Administrators may consider enabling Protected View in the registry and propagating that setting via Group Policy Object (GPO) to help protect Windows users.
Version 3, February 21, 2013, 6:13 AM: Adobe has released a security advisory and updated software to address multiple vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader and Acrobat.
Version 2, February 14, 2013, 8:59 PM: Adobe has released a security advisory and mitigation procedures to address multiple vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader and Acrobat.
Version 1, February 13, 2013, 4:44 PM: Adobe Product Security Incident Response Team is investigating reports of active exploitation of a vulnerability in Adobe Reader and Acrobat XI (11.0.1) and earlier versions.
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