Adobe Systems Inc. issued its quarterly security update Tuesday, repairing six critical vulnerabilities in its Reader and Acrobat software.
Wolfgang Kandek, CTO, Qualys Inc.
The Adobe security update affects Adobe Reader X and Adobe Acrobat X 10.1.1 and earlier versions for Windows and Mac. “These vulnerabilities could cause the application to crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system,” the company said in the Adobe security update outlining the repairs.
Adobe said the update also includes fixes for two Adobe vulnerabilities that were addressed last month. The next quarterly security updates for Adobe Reader and Acrobat are scheduled for April 10. Adobe issued an out-of-cycle patch last month, repairing a U3D Memory Corruption Vulnerability that was part of a targeted attack and discovered by Lockheed Martin’s computer incident response team.
The next quarterly security updates for Adobe Reader and Acrobat are scheduled for April 10.