Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Adobe Releases Multiple Security Updates, March 2011

Adobe shipped critical security updates to its Adobe products on March 21, 2011. Products affected are Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat as well as Adobe Flash Player.

Adobe addressed vulnerabilities in these products that that could cause the application to crash and allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

Action Required: Ag IT recommends that College of Ag Science faculty and staff update any Adobe products to the current version.

Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat
  1. To update Adobe Reader 9 to the current version, follow our How To Install and Configure Adobe Reader v9 for Windows.

  2. If your computer has Adobe Acrobat Professional v9 or vX installed, you should be able to use the built-in Updater program to update the software.
    a) From the Help menu choose Check for Updates.
    b) If updates were found, follow the on-screen steps to update.

    Note: If an update is downloaded, close Adobe before applying the update. Then re-open Adobe. Repeat steps a - b until no more updates are available.

    Note: If the automatic updater does not find the latest updates, and your version is not the most current one, go to the Acrobat for Windows downloads page. Scroll down to locate the update for your version. Download and install.

    Note: Along with applying this update, we also recommend that you follow these steps to Secure Adobe Reader to Prevent Malware once you have your Adobe products updated!!

    Note: Earlier versions of Adobe Acrobat Professional (version 8 or lower) will not receive this patch. This updates represent an out-of-cycle release.

Adobe Flash Player

  1. To update Adobe Flash Player to the current version, follow our How To Install Updates to Adobe Flash Player, http://agsci.psu.edu/it/how-to/install-updates-to-adobe-flash-player.

    Note: If you use multiple browsers, perform the check for each browser you have installed on your computer.
The Adobe Security bulletins and advisories page, http://www.adobe.com/support/security, has additional information and links on these updates.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Acrobat 9.4.2 Update Causes Printing Problems

After updating to Acrobat 9.4.2, one of the following occurs when you print to a printer from Acrobat:
  • Error: "Before you can perform print-related tasks such as page setup or printing a document, you need to install a printer."
  • Nothing happens when you click OK in the Print dialog box. For example, no progress bar appears and nothing is printed.
Adobe has released a files called "AcrobatPatchApplication.exe" to fix the issue. You may download and run from here.