The update, which brings Reader and Acrobat to version 8.1.2, includes 12 fixes for security flaws, some of which can be exploited remotely. The fix also provides support for Mac OS X Leopard, according to Adobe.
The San Jose, Calif.-based company released few details on the security flaws.
However, Don Leatham, director of solutions and strategy at Lumension Security, a vulnerability assessment vendor, told SCMagazineUS.com that administrators should rush to patch the flaws.
"We're concerned about how unclear the release is. There are no specifics about the vulnerabilities. The only concrete information is that the vulnerabilities are of critical severity, and they could be remotely exploited,” he said. "Because Adobe said this is critical and can be remotely exploited, everyone should roll this update out quickly.”
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Adobe releases Reader, Acrobat patches
By Jim Carr on Feb 11, 2008 9:59AM