Adobe acknowledges PDF flaw, issues workaround

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Oct 9, 2007

Registry hack provides temporary fix for vulnerability.

Adobe has officially confirmed the vulnerability announced last month by researcher Petko Petkov, which could allow maliciously crafted PDF files to breach security and compromise systems.

Limited details of the flaw were made public and led to widespread concern over the security of the widely used document format. Adobe has responded by posting details of a workaround, involving changes to the Windows registry, and hopes to have a full fix released as an update to affected products by the end of October. No attack exploiting the flaw has yet been reported.

Adobe's announcement, and detailed instructions for the registry workaround, are here

Posted on 09 October 2007 by Virus Bulletin

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