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Critical Adobe Flaw without Patch

A vulnerability within the current versions of Adobe Flash Player on all supported platforms has been found, warns the company. Affected are not only the Flash Player installations, but also Adobe Reader and Acrobat via the “authplay.dll” Flash Player integration. … Continue reading

Busy Patchday: Updates for almost everything

Today seems to be administrators nightmare day: Not only Microsoft released the announced updates on the regular Patch Tuesday, but also Adobe for Reader and Flash Player and Google for the Chrome web browser. And even worse, this doesn’t make … Continue reading

Adobe patches Reader and Acrobat

Adobe has just released Adobe Reader and Acrobat in Version 9.4.1. This release fixes 20 bugs of which 17 are rated critical security vulnerabilities by the company. This means that attackers can abuse them to smuggle malware like Trojans on … Continue reading

The Adobe Reader Sandbox

One of the most attacked programs on users’ PCs is Adobe’s Reader, a PDF viewer. It has mighty features like JavaScript support – which aren’t used too often by most people – which increase the complexity of the software and … Continue reading

New Vulnerability in Adobe Flash and Reader

Adobe warns of a new vulnerability in Flash Player and in Reader. The problem is within authplay.dll and the corresponding .lib in the Unix versions. It allows attackers to inject malicious code like Trojans with specially prepared documents or Flash … Continue reading

Adobe fixes Reader and Acrobat (Update)

Adobe just released Reader and Acrobat version 9.4. The new release fixes some critical vulnerabilities which allow attackers to infect PCs – for example, just by browsing the net. Overall the update lists 23(!) entries in the CVE database as … Continue reading

New 0-day Exploit for Adobe Reader (Update)

A malicious PDF file has turned up which exploits a new security vulnerability in Adobe Reader and Acrobat – even in the most current version 9.3.4 and 8.2.4, on all supported platforms. There is currently no update available from Adobe … Continue reading

New polymorphic malicious PDFs

Our malware traps caught several malicious PDF files recently which tried to evade detection by using so-called polymorphism. Our investigation started with a direct comparison of two of these malware samples. The PDFs use the same template with different content … Continue reading

Adobe patches Reader and Acrobat

Adobe has released version 9.3.4 and 8.2.4 of Adobe Reader and Acrobat for Windows, Mac OS X and Unix operating systems. According to Adobe’s security advisory, this release fixes critical vulnerabilities which allow for remote code execution:  “These vulnerabilities could … Continue reading

Record Patchday

Just as announced last Friday, the Redmond company released 14 security bulletins dealing with 34 vulnerabilities within the Windows operating systems and further Microsoft software on the August 2010 patchday – never before so many security bulletins were released on … Continue reading