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Security Alert: Adobe Acrobat vulnerability

Last Updated:
2009-03-06 00:00:00
Event:
2009-02-24 00:00:00
Status:
Closed
Brief Description:
Adobe
User Impact:
N/A
Workaround:
There is no workaround for this issue
Current Status:
N/A
Services Affected:
Full Description:
If you use Adobe Acrobat Reader, Adobe Acrobat Standard, or Adobe Acrobat Professional versions 7, 8, or 9, you need to take steps to protect your computer against a security issue.



Timeline of Changes

Description Current Status Date Time
No new information No new information 2009-03-06 00:00:00
A security issue has been discovered in Adobe Acrobat Reader, Adobe Acrobat Standard, and Adobe Acrobat Professional versions 7, 8, and 9. This issue affects Windows, Macintosh, and Linux.\n\nTo help protect your computer against this vulnerability, you are advised to take the following steps:\n\n1) Open Adobe Acrobat Reader.\n2) Go to Edit on the menu bar (on Macintosh, go to Acrobat on the menu bar).\n3) From the list presented, select Preferences\n4) When the Preferences box appears, choose JavaScript from the list.\n5) Uncheck the box beside Enable Acrobat JavaScript.\n\nIf you also have Adobe Acrobat Standard or Adobe Acrobat Professional, repeat these steps for those programs.\n\nAlso, please use caution when opening PDFs that are sent to you or that you download from the web. \n\nAdobe expects to have a patch to protect against this vulnerability available by March 11. This vulnerability causes Adobe Acrobat and Acrobat Reader to crash and could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected computer. A security issue has been discovered in Adobe Acrobat Reader, Adobe Acrobat Standard, and Adobe Acrobat Professional versions 7, 8, and 9. This issue affects Windows, Macintosh, and Linux.\n\nTo help protect your computer against this vulnerability, you are advised to take the following steps:\n\n1) Open Adobe Acrobat Reader.\n2) Go to Edit on the menu bar (on Macintosh, go to Acrobat on the menu bar).\n3) From the list presented, select Preferences\n4) When the Preferences box appears, choose JavaScript from the list.\n5) Uncheck the box beside Enable Acrobat JavaScript.\n\nIf you also have Adobe Acrobat Standard or Adobe Acrobat Professional, repeat these steps for those programs.\n\nAlso, please use caution when opening PDFs that are sent to you or that you download from the web. \n\nAdobe expects to have a patch to protect against this vulnerability available by March 11. This vulnerability causes Adobe Acrobat and Acrobat Reader to crash and could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected computer. 2009-02-24 00:00:00
For more information about the vulnerability:\n\nAdobe Security Bulletin\nhttp://www.adobe.com/support/security/advisories/apsa09-01.html\n\nCERT Advisory\nhttp://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA09-051A.html\n For more information about the vulnerability:\n\nAdobe Security Bulletin\nhttp://www.adobe.com/support/security/advisories/apsa09-01.html\n\nCERT Advisory\nhttp://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA09-051A.html\n 2009-02-24 00:00:00