OT - Adobe Software Warnings



Attackers have been exploiting holes in Adobe software for a while now.
It seems that this latest exploit affects Windows, Mac, Linux, etc. equally.

I already use Firefox with Flashblock, and I have Flash Player turned off in IE as well.
I also found an alternative free PDF reader that works very well, and is safer than Acrobat.



<span style="font-weight: bold">Security Advisory for Flash Player, Adobe Reader and Acrobat
Release date: June 4, 2010

Vulnerability identifier: APSA10-01

CVE number: CVE-2010-1297

Platform: All

A critical vulnerability exists in Adobe Flash Player 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.


Re: OT - Adobe Software Warnings

So it would seem.
I saw one the other day where Samsung shipped new smart phones that had a Windows virus already loaded onto the damned micro SD card.