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Adobe patches nasty security hole

Post by The Masked Marauder » Thu Oct 25, 2007 3:30 am

On Monday [October 22], Adobe released a patch for versions 8.1 and earlier of its Acrobat and Acrobat Reader. This patch affects Windows XP SP2 with IE7 and Adobe Reader 7 through 8.1 and addresses the flaws cited in CVE-2007-5020. If exploited, a criminal hacker could launch malicious code on an affected system.

http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9803757-7.html


If you use Adobe Reader, update it to version 8.1.1. Personally, I prefer to use Foxit Reader. It's smaller and faster than Adobe Reader (and it isn't afflicted with this security problem).

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Post by Alan Baxter » Thu Oct 25, 2007 3:34 am

My update to 8.1.1 on XP went smoothly.

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Post by Lanik » Thu Oct 25, 2007 3:37 am

The Masked Marauder wrote:If you use Adobe Reader, update it to version 8.1.1. Personally, I prefer to use Foxit Reader. It's smaller and faster than Adobe Reader (and it isn't afflicted with this security problem).
I've been using it for a long time myself and had no problems with it. Really good alternative to Adobe Reader with less bloat IMO.
"If it ain't broke don't fix it."

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