Adobe Patches Reader, Acrobat

As noted in a preview announcement last week, Adobe has released a Security Bulletin [APSB13-02] for its Reader and Acrobat software.  The bulletin addresses 27 identified security vulnerabilities, and is rated Critical.  According to Adobe, the affected versions of the software are:

  • Adobe Reader XI (11.0.0) for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Reader X (10.1.4) and earlier 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Reader 9.5.2 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Reader 9.5.1 and earlier 9.x versions for Linux
  • Adobe Acrobat XI (11.0.0) for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.4) and earlier 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Acrobat 9.5.2 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh

For the corresponding new version numbers, please see the Security Bulletin.

Users of Reader on Windows or Mac OS X can get the new version via the update mechanism built into the software, as can Acrobat users.  Alternatively, you can download an update package for Reader for Windows here, and for Mac OS X here.  Linux users can download an installation package  (via FTP) for the new version.  Download links for the new versions of Acrobat are in the Security Bulletin.

I recommend that you update your systems as soon as you conveniently can.

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