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Old 02-20-2009, 05:53 PM   #1
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Default Acrobat/Reader vulnerability

A friend sent this along. Thought you'd all want to be aware of it (looks like you Mac folks can move along, move along, nothing to see here <g>).



http://www.adobe.com/support/securit...apsa09-01.html and
http://www.shadowserver.org/wiki/pmw...endar.20090219

Basically, to patch your system before 11 March (when Adobe plan a proper patch) you
need to open Adobe Reader and go

Edit | Prefs - Javascript ... [_] Enable Acrobat Javascript

to turn off the JS within Reader. You could still get a crash by opening a malicious
PDF, but it won't execute any nasty code.

   
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Old 02-21-2009, 02:29 AM   #2
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Thanks for sharing.

   
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A friend sent this along. Thought you'd all want to be aware of it (looks like you Mac folks can move along, move along, nothing to see here <g>) …
Not so sure of that — Macintouch links to the same announcement, and I see no reference to platform there or anywhere.

   
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Yikes, you're right ... I was thinking "Stuffs lots of Wintel code into the buffer so it runs on overflow" and forgot "Macs is Intel, if not Win".

   
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I've just disabled JavaScript in all versions of Reader I have installed - and dented about it, quoting both URLs. Thanks!

   
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