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Old 11-04-2008, 03:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Critical Adobe Reader Hole Discovered

A new security hole in Adobe Reader has been found that could allow an attacker to take control of your computer. The vulnerability affects version 8.1.2 of Acrobat Reader, a patch is in the works.

An attacker could put malicious code in JavaScript embedded in a PDF and spread that via a Web site or e-mail. Once the file is opened, the code could manipulate the program's memory allocation pattern and trigger the vulnerability to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user.

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First it was a hole in Flash Player now Reader. I think they need to hire a few new Programming Analysts.

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