An Adobe spokeswoman hinted that the latter could easily occur. "With exploit code publicly available, [the current limited-only attack] could change," she said, talking about the exploit that Parkour has posted online.
Parkour has not released the exploit publicly, however, but has password-protected the malicious PDF she discovered, and will release it only to people who e-mail her.
Symantec urged Reader and Acrobat users not to open PDFs from untrusted or unknown senders.
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