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In its advance notification issued Thursday, the software maker said the release will update Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.1.3 and Acrobat 8.1.6 for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX. The update will be pushed out Oct. 13, as part of Adobe's new regularly scheduled quarterly patch release.
Symantec's Security Focus issued an advisory warning that the vulnerability could be exploited by an attacker supplying a malicious PDF file. An exploited vulnerability could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code or result in crashing the program.