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Attack of Adobe PDF appeared last month


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Posted 24 February 2009 - 12:51 AM

A dangerous and unpatched vulnerability in Adobe's PDF-reading software has been around a lot longer than previously realized. The bug, first reported late last week, has caused concern because it is easy to exploit and it is not expected to be patched by Adobe for several weeks. Symantec told Adobe about the flaw, which lies in the Acrobat and Reader software, on Feb. 12, but on Monday security vendor Sourcefire said that an analysis of its database of malicious software shows that attackers have actually been using the attack for more than six weeks.


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Posted 24 February 2009 - 12:54 AM

:thumbsup: ....woah......

Then again, I wonder how many other attacks similar to these are usually like this (being found at one point, but has been done earlier than thought)

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EDIT2: Fix spelling....because I fail

Edited by scff249, 24 February 2009 - 01:24 AM.

"Ototo'i wa usagi o mita no...Kino wa shika...Kyo wa anata." -Kotomi Ichinose (Clannad) [see below for translation]
"Day before yesterday I saw a rabbit, and yesterday a deer, and today, you." -The Dandelion Girl
"You are not alone, and you are not strange. You are you, and everyone has damage. Be the better person." -Katawa Shoujo


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Posted 24 February 2009 - 12:58 AM

I know. It makes you wonder what the HijackThis Team of Bleeping Computer will think when they read this...

:thumbsup: Luckily the discussion here shows some great topics based on Alternatives to Adobe Reader.




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