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Adobe Releases Security Advisory for Vulnerability in Reader and Acrobat

Original release date: September 13, 2010 | Last revised: October 23, 2012

Adobe has released a security advisory to address a vulnerability in Adobe Reader and Acrobat. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial-of-service condition. The advisory indicates that this vulnerability is being actively exploited.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Adobe security advisory APSA10-02 and consider implementing the suggested workaround of utilizing Microsoft's Enhanced Mitigation Toolkit (EMET) to help prevent this vulnerability from being exploited. Additional information on EMET can be found on the Microsoft Security Research and Defense blog.

US-CERT will provide additional information as it becomes available.

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