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.