Adobe patches Reader bug early as PDF attacks begin

Fixes Flash flaw in Reader, Acrobat; beware of malicious PDFs touting news

By , Computerworld |  Security, Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader

The patched versions of Reader and Acrobat can be downloaded from Adobe's support site . Alternately, users can run the programs' integrated update tool or wait for the software to prompt them that a new version is available.

Adobe Reader on Android is not affected by the flaws, and does not need to be patched, Adobe claimed. An Android fix for the Flash vulnerability will ship next week.

Gregg Keizer covers Microsoft, security issues, Apple, Web browsers and general technology breaking news for Computerworld. Follow Gregg on Twitter at @gkeizer or subscribe to Gregg's RSS feed . His e-mail address is gkeizer@computerworld.com .

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