Adobe, vulnerabilities and AIR?

Adobe Systems' moves to support rich Internet applications are exposing the software vendor -- and its developers and users -- to the threat of more Web-based malware and efforts to take advantage of security holes in its products. "It's annoying to Adobe that suddenly they have become a target" for malicious hackers, said Chris Swenson, […]

Adobe Systems' moves to support rich Internet applications are exposing the software vendor -- and its developers and users -- to the threat of more Web-based malware and efforts to take advantage of security holes in its products.

"It's annoying to Adobe that suddenly they have become a target" for malicious hackers, said Chris Swenson, an analyst at NPD Group in Port Washington, N.Y.

For instance, a British security researcher claimed last month that an unpatched vulnerability in Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) technology could be exploited to take control of systems running Windows XP; at the time, Adobe said it was researching the reported flaw. And in January, Adobe issued a patch to fix a vulnerability in its PDF-based Adobe Reader and Acrobat software that made systems vulnerable to cross-site scripting attacks.

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Adbobe, Adbobe AIR, Vulnerability