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.
Security Bulletin Names:
APSA13-02 Security Advisory for Adobe Reader and Acrobat
Release date: February 13, 2013
Additional information about this vulnerability can be viewed at:
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URGENT severity represents a broad threat to the entire campus community.
SEVERE severity included remote exploits and worms.
IMPORTANT severity includes virus and local exploits for commonly used services.