Adobe has released Security Updates for Adobe Acrobat and Reader. The updates address vulnerabilities that could cause the applications to crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.
The updates are intended to address the issues contained in the Adobe Acrobat and Reader Security Advisory released February 13, 2013.
The IT Security Office advises that owners of the software listed below update to the latest version of their installed software.
Security bulletin names:
APSB13-07 Security updates available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat
Release date: February 20, 2013
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