Adobe hits Reader users with 23-patch 'whammy'

Fixes flaw used by attackers for past month, starts talking about sandboxing protection tech

By , Computerworld |  Software, Adobe, adobe acrobat

A company spokeswoman said that the MAX 2010 session had been planned some time ago, and cautioned against reading anything into its appearance on the schedule today. She also declined to name the release date for the debut of sandboxing in Reader.

"The sandbox feature that Adobe has promised can't come a minute too soon," Storms said. "We have to hope Adobe has more strategic security initiatives up their collective sleeves, because right now they are struggling just to keep up with attackers."

Adobe Reader and Acrobat for Windows, Mac and Linux can be downloaded using the links included in Tuesday's advisory . Alternately, users can call up the programs' built-in update mechanisms to grab the new versions.

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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