Security Advisory- Adobe Reader and Acrobat

A Security Advisory has been posted in regards to the Adobe Reader and Acrobat issue discussed in the Adobe PSIRT blog on December 14 (“New Adobe Reader and Acrobat Vulnerability“, CVE-2009-4324). A critical vulnerability exists in Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.2 and earlier for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX operating systems. This vulnerability (CVE-2009-4324) could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. There are reports that this vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild. Customers should refer to the Security Advisory for information on mitigating this vulnerability. The advisory will be updated once a schedule has been determined for releasing a fix.
Adobe actively shares information about this and other vulnerabilities with partners in the security community to enable them to quickly develop detection and quarantine methods to protect users until a patch is available. Adobe recommends that you keep your anti-malware software and definitions up-to-date and monitor releases from your vendor about this issue.
We will continue to provide updates on this issue via the Security Advisory section of the Adobe web site, as well as the Adobe PSIRT blog.
This posting is provided “AS IS” with no warranties and confers no rights.

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