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Adobe Flaw Heightens Risk of Encountering Malicious PDFs
Jeremy Kirk, IDG News Service
...The flaw affects version 9 of Reader and Acrobat as well as earlier versions, according to Adobe's advisory. A buffer overflow condition can be triggered by opening a specially-crafted PDF, which gives the attackers control of the computer. Shadowserver wrote that the flaw could be exploited on systems running Microsoft's Windows XP SP3.
Adobe called the flaw "critical," it's most severe rating, and said it will release a patch for Reader 9 and Acrobat 9 by March 11. The company said patches for version 8 of Reader and Acrobat will follow, then finally for version 7 of Reader and Acrobat.....
Open Adobe Reader
Click on Edit
Click on Preferences
Click on Java Script in Sidebar
Uncheck "Enable Acrobat Java Script"
Edited by buddy215, 20 February 2009 - 10:59 AM.