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Thread: Critical Adobe PDF Vulnerability: Disable JavaScript!

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    Default Critical Adobe PDF Vulnerability: Disable JavaScript!

    There is yet another vulnerability in Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat 9.2, including all earlier versions, being actively exploited in the wild. although the exploit is actively being used by attackers, at this time the number of attacks are limited. This is expected to change within the next few weeks.

    All users of Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat 9.2 are strongly encouraged to incorporate the suggested workaround by disabling JavaScript in Adobe PDF Reader/Acrobat:
    Click: Edit -> Preferences -> JavaScript and uncheck Enable Acrobat JavaScript

    For home use, you may wish to replace Adobe Reader with an alternate PDF reader. Other options are available at PDFreaders.org - Get a Free Software PDF reader!.



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    Thanks for the heads up Corrine !

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    Thank you very much Corrine,
    I think I'll stop using Adobe Reader and I'll follow your suggestions as usual

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    hi !

    THANKS Corrine !

    i feel safe, using Foxit...

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    I think that Adobe must release a separate plugin with javascript support.

    In this way no default javascript option integrated in adobe reader.

    An example is the Extended Language Support Font Pack, available as optional update.
    Last edited by Max_Payne; 15th December 2009 at 23:50.

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    Thanks again Corrine for keeping us updated on things here.

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    Thanks again Corrine

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    I've using Foxit for quite some time now, but yes, Adobe users need to take note of this issue.

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    A very good alternative for those worried about using Adobe PDF is PDFXchange viewer which is free. I've been using it for sometime without any problems.

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    Update: Adobe PSIRT announced plans to issue an update to Adobe Reader and Acrobat by January 12, 2010. In addition, the official Security Advisory was posted at Adobe - Security Advisories: APSA09-07.

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