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Adobe Issues Pre-Patch Advisory for Reader, Acrobat

Adobe’s widely deployed PDF Reader and Acrobat software products will get security band-aids on May 10 to cover dangerous vulnerabilities that put users at risk of hacker attacks.

Adobe’s widely deployed PDF Reader and Acrobat software products will get security band-aids on May 10 to cover dangerous vulnerabilities that put users at risk of hacker attacks.

In a pre-patch advisory issued today, the company said the upcoming updates will cover “critical” vulnerabilities on the Windows and Max OS X platforms. 

The company urged IT administrators and end users to prepare for security updates for the following products:

  • Acrobat DC Continuous 15.010.20060 and earlier versions (Windows and Macintosh)
  • Acrobat Reader DC Continuous 15.010.20060 and earlier versions (Windows and Macintosh)
  • Acrobat DC Classic 15.006.30121 and earlier versions (Windows and Macintosh)
  • Acrobat Reader DC Classic 15.006.30121 and earlier versions (Windows and Macintosh)

Adobe classifies a “critical” vulnerability as an issue that would allow malicious native-code to execute, potentially without a user being aware. 

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Ryan Naraine is Editor-at-Large at SecurityWeek and host of the popular Security Conversations podcast series. He is a security community engagement expert who has built programs at major global brands, including Intel Corp., Bishop Fox and GReAT. Ryan is a founding-director of the Security Tinkerers non-profit, an advisor to early-stage entrepreneurs, and a regular speaker at security conferences around the world.

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