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