Adobe Acrobat and Reader Security Advisory Released

Last Updated: 02/19/2013

Security Notice Level

SEVERE

Adobe has released a Security Advisory for Adobe Acrobat and Reader. Vulnerabilities have been identified that could cause the applications to crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

The IT Security Office advises that owners of the software listed below follow Adobe’s mitigation steps found by following the link below. No update has currently been released to address the vulnerabilities.

 

Affected Software:

  • Adobe Reader XI (11.0.01 and earlier) for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Reader X (10.1.5 and earlier) for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Reader 9.5.3 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows, Macintosh and Linux
  • Adobe Acrobat XI (11.0.01 and earlier) for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.5 and earlier) for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Acrobat 9.5.3 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh

 

Security Bulletin Names:

APSA13-02 Security Advisory for Adobe Reader and Acrobat
Release date: February 13, 2013

Additional Information

Additional information about this vulnerability can be viewed at:

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/advisories/apsa13-02.html

If you have any questions, please contact the IT Service Center at 303-735-4357 (or 5-HELP from an on-campus phone) or help@colorado.edu. Email and phone help is available Mondays through Thursdays, 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Fridays 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 6:00 p.m.