Reader overflow vulnerability to get emergency Adobe patch

Security updates from Adobe will patch a critical flaw that was discussed at last week's Black Hat conference.

Adobe Systems Inc. said it plans to push out emergency updates to patch a critical security flaw in its Reader and Acrobat products.

In an advisory issued Thursday, Adobe said the update addresses critical security issues in the products, including an integer overflow vulnerability in Reader discussed at the Black Hat 2010 conference in Las Vegas. Security researcher Charlie Miller reportedly presented the flaw at last week's conference.

Adobe said it planned to make the updates available the week of Aug. 16. They will be offered for Windows, Macintosh and Unix.

The updates represent an "out-of-band release," the company said. The next regularly scheduled Adobe patch update for Reader and Acrobat is set for Oct. 12.

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