Friday, February 27, 2009

Adobe Threat - Its always something -

Adobe has warned of a serious flaw in all versions of Adobe Reader and Acrobat that could lead to complete loss of control of your PC. A buffer overflow vulnerability could all a hacker to take complete control through a “poisoned” .pdf file.
Adobe suggests users follow the following procedure to mitigate the threat:

“Launch Acrobat or Adobe Reader
Select Edit>Preferences
Select the JavaScript Category
Uncheck the ‘Enable Acrobat JavaScript’ option
Click OK”

Adobe hopes to have a patch available by March 11th.