Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Security Update Available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat

Adobe shipped critical security updatese to its Adobe products on June 14, 2011 that addresses a vulnerability that can 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.

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!!

You should be able to use the built-in Updater program to update the software.

  1. Open Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat Professional.
  2. From the Help menu choose Check for Updates.
  3. 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 1 - 3 until no more updates are available.

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

The Adobe Security bulletin, Security Updates available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat, has additional information and links.

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