Adobe lifts curtains on secret PDF patches

Type threatpost
Reporter Ryan Naraine
Modified 2013-04-17T16:39:29


By Gregg Keizer, ComputerWorld

Adobe Systems Inc. revealed today that it patched five critical vulnerabilities behind the scenes [] when it updated its Reader and Acrobat applications earlier this month to fix a bug already under attack.

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According to a security bulletin issued today [], the updates to Reader 9.1 and Acrobat 9.1 that Adobe delivered on March 10 included patches for not just one bug — as Adobe indicated at the time — but for five other vulnerabilities as well.

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