Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Adobe Reader, Acrobat and Flash Player Vulnerability


Adobe has released a blog post indicating that it is aware of reports of a vulnerability affecting Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.1.2 and Flash Player 9 and 10.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the blog post and implement the following workarounds until the vendor releases additional information:
  • Disable Flash in Adobe Reader 9 on Windows platforms by renaming the following files: "%ProgramFiles%\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\authplay.dll" and "%ProgramFiles%\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\rt3d.dll".
  • Disable Flash Player or selectively enable Flash content as described in the Securing Your Web Browser Document.
Additional information regarding this vulnerability can be found in the Vulnerability Notes Database.

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

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