Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Adobe Releases Security Update 1 for Adobe 8.1.2

A critical vulnerability has been identified in Adobe Reader and Acrobat 8.1.2. This vulnerability would cause the application to crash and could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

Adobe recommends users of Acrobat 8 and Adobe Reader install the 8.1.2 Security Update 1 patch. Adobe Reader is installed on all Enterprise computers.

To see what version of Adobe Reader you have installed, follow these steps:

  1. Open Adobe Reader.

  2. From the Help menu choose About Adobe Reader ....

    Note: You will see the version number listed in this window.

  3. Click the version window to close it.

  4. If you saw Version 8.1.2, go to the Apply Security Update 1 section of our How To Install and Configure Adobe Reader for Windows for steps on applying the Security Update.

    If you have an earlier version than 8.1.2, please see our How To Install and Configure Adobe Reader v9 for Windows for steps on downloading the new version, remove any old versions, install the new version and apply the Security Update 1 patch.
If you are still using a previous version of the "full" Adobe Acrobat (version 7), Adobe recommends Acrobat 7 users on Windows update to Acrobat 7.1.0, available here: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=1&platform=Windows

Full details can be found on the Adobe Security Update available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat 8.1.2 page.

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