A critical vulnerability exists in Adobe Flash Player 10.0.45.2 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris operating systems, and the authplay.dll component that ships with Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.x for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX operating systems. This vulnerability (CVE-2010-1297) could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. There are reports that this vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild against both Adobe Flash Player, and Adobe Reader and Acrobat. This advisory will be updated once a schedule has been determined for releasing a fix.
Affected software versionsAdobe Flash Player 10.0.45.2, 9.0.262, and earlier 10.0.x and 9.0.x versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.3.2 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX
1:37 pm on Jun 7, 2010 (gmt 0)
This is the third warning I've seen on WW. The previous ones were here [webmasterworld.com] and here [webmasterworld.com].
For reading pdf files, I'll recommend again what I did in those previous two threads: Ditch the Acrobat bloatware and use Foxit.
5:27 pm on Jun 7, 2010 (gmt 0)
Agreed, I used Foxit for a couple of years, very good reader, much better than Adobe's.
I switched to PDF XChange Viewer because it has some extra functionality I wanted. Same experience, so I highly recommend either of those PDF readers.
8:10 pm on Jun 7, 2010 (gmt 0)
I recently got a virus from a pdf file. An infected website instantly open another window which open a pdf file which then instantly dropped an exe file straight in to my windows folder. Im no longer impressed with acrobat reader, its become a bloated, buggy software which is also a big security risk. The old version used to perform its function perfectly, version 4 I think.
12:25 am on Jun 8, 2010 (gmt 0)
Another vote for PDF XChange Viewer, its freeware (I bought it) with out all the Adobe bloatware. Launches quickly and is immune to the Adobe vulnerabilities.
8:57 am on Jun 15, 2010 (gmt 0)
apple do not want to use flash because of it? i think adobe should corret it soon,and apple and adobe must collaborate.
10:02 am on Jun 15, 2010 (gmt 0)
Ditch the Acrobat bloatware and use Foxit.
Fine if you can put up with the rubbish that comes with Foxit - I considered a scrub-clean reinstall of Windows - that's how pernicious it is!