Adobe Reader Flaw Exposed
Adobe and Adobe Reader has had more than its share of flaws. Some experts think Adobe tools are a bigger attack vector than anything Microsoft has out.
Latest example: An apparent "U3D memory corruption vulnerability" was deemed critical by Adobe. The company is now feverishly trying to find a fix for it .
The flaw could allow hackers to fully rummage through and control your computer and crash it if they please. The area of concern is universal 3D, a format for compressed files supported by multiple vendors.
Hackers are already launching attacks against this flaw.
Earlier versions of Reader are vulnerable while Adobe Reader X and Acrobat X can apparently block these attacks.
Posted by Doug Barney on 12/09/2011 at 1:18 PM