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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


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