Despite the most judicious efforts of antivirus vendors and developers, security vulnerabilities continue to exist exposed in software programs, whether they are relatively new or long-winded-established. For example, just last month Microsoft warned of a possible vulnerability in a developer component for Windows XP, which debuted back in 2001.
Part of the conception is popularity. The more successful a program is, the more that may be liked its going to become the target of criminals hoping to utilize any weaknesses they can find. As eSecurity Planet reports, researchers at pawn firm Secunia have just discovered a vulnerability in Adobe Reader, which the software maker is scrambling to fix.
Adobe Systems this week sent out a security advisory to let enterprise customers know that its in operation feverishly to deliver an out-of-band patch for a PDF vulnerability in its Acrobat Reader software.
According to a blog post means of researchers at security software vendor Secunia, the vulnerability can give hackers the efficiency to “take control of a vulnerable system and install or execute other malicious code.”
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Adobe Races to Ready Patch during the term of Another PDF Vulnerability