Adobe Updates for Microsoft Windows Vulnerability
- Adobe Reader 8.1 and earlier
- Adobe Acrobat Professional, 3D, and Standard 8.1 and earlier
- Adobe Reader 7.0.9 and earlier
- Adobe Acrobat Professional, 3D, Standard, and Elements 7.0.9 and earlier
Microsoft Windows XP and Server 2003 systems with Internet Explorer 7 contain a vulnerability that could allow an attacker to take control of your computer by convincing you to open a malicious PDF document. Public reports indicate that this vulnerability is being actively exploited.
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Adobe has released Adobe Reader 8.1.1 and Adobe Acrobat 8.1.1 to address this issue. Please see Adobe Security Bulletin APSB07-18 for details.
Microsoft Windows XP and Server 2003 systems with Internet Explorer 7 installed contain a vulnerability in the way Windows determines the appropriate program to handle data specified in a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI). An attacker can exploit this vulnerability by convincing you to open a specially crafted PDF document. The attacker could gain access your computer, install and run malicious software on your computer, or cause it to crash.
- Adobe Security Bulletin APSB07-18 - <http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb07-18.htm>
- Microsoft Security Advisory (943521) - <http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/943521.mspx>
- US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#403150 - <http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/403150>
- US-CERT Technical Alert TA07-297B - <http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA07-297B.html>
October 24, 2007: Initial release