Buffer overflow issue in versions 9.0 and earlier of Adobe Reader and Acrobat
Release date: February 19, 2009
A critical vulnerability has been identified in Adobe Reader 9 and Acrobat 9 and earlier versions.
This vulnerability would cause the application to crash and could potentially allow an attacker to
take control of the affected system.
There are reports that this issue is being exploited.Adobe is planning to release updates to Adobe Reader and Acrobat to resolve the relevant security
Adobe expects to make available an update for Adobe Reader 9 and Acrobat 9 by March 11th, 2009.
Updates for Adobe Reader 8 and Acrobat 8 will follow soon after, with Adobe Reader 7 and Acrobat 7
updates to follow.
In the meantime, Adobe is in contact with anti-virus vendors, including McAfee and Symantec,
on this issue in order to ensure the security of our mutual customers.
A security bulletin will be published on http://www.adobe.com/support/security as soon as product
updates are available....
Affected software versions
Adobe Reader 9 and earlier versions
Adobe Acrobat Standard, Pro, and Pro Extended 9 and earlier versionsSeverity rating
Adobe categorizes this as a critical issue and recommends that users update their virus
definitions and exercise caution when opening files from untrusted sources.
Message Edited by avon on 02-20-2009 08:15 AM