Adobe Acrobat and Reader Reported To Have Some Serious Security Flaws

Adobe Acrobat and Reader were reported to have some serious security flaws and users have been advised to patch up now. Adobe has just released an update on that front, so you should do well to get the update installed right now.

Adobe Acrobat and Reader Security Flaws

Adobe Acrobat and Reader Security Flaws

Adobe has just issued an urgent warrant to the users of its Acrobat and Acrobat reader PDF editors, following the reported discovery of a zero-day vulnerability of critical severity.

The software firm has just released a security update for users of Windows and macOS, reportedly urging them to apply the just-released patch as soon as possible in order to cut down and mitigate the risk of an attack.

In a statement, the company stated: “Adobe is aware that CVE-2023-26369 has been exploited in the wild in limited attacks targeting Adobe Acrobat and Reader.”

More Details of the Vulnerability

Details regarding the vulnerability still remain sparse given the fresh and sudden nature of the discovery. The company and software maker however did confirm that: “Successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution.”

Acrobat DC and Acrobat Reader DC versions 23.003.20284 and earlier have now been confirmed to be impacted by the security flaws, as have versions of both software running build 20.005.30516 and earlier for macOS users and lastly, 20.005.30514 and earlier for Windows.

Adobe’s Latest Software Updates Already Available

The latest software updates from Adobe for its PDF programs, which reportedly became available on September 12, address a couple of security issues. They also introduce some feature changes as well as enhancements, and this is including the ability to reposition quick tools, new undo as well as redo options located in the top menu bar, drag-and-drop support for combining files, and many more.

The San Jose-based company reportedly also issued further updates across its range of products, and this is including Adobe Connect and Adobe Experience Manager software, which enabled attackers to gain arbitrary code execution on devices that are unpatched.

What This Means for the Company and Users

The discovery of vulnerabilities in Adobe’s software is really not ideal, but nor is it really alarming at the moment. Companies routinely release security fixes for their software on a regular basis in a bid to iron out vulnerabilities as well as to protect users, and the fact here that the firm responded to the said issue with considerable speed is admirable.

Advise For Digital Software Users

Adobe or not, anybody who is making use of any digital service should keep an eye out on software and firmware updates that become readily available, and then install them as soon as possible on their devices.



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