Adobe on Thursday acknowledged in a security advisory that critical security vulnerabilities have been found in its Acrobat and Adobe Reader programs. The issue affects versions 7.0.0 through 7.0.8, and the company says it is working on a fix.
Acrobat and Reader 8.0, which will be available soon, are not impacted by the issue. According to Adobe, the problem lies in an ActiveX control used by Internet Explorer. Other browsers are not affected, although Adobe recommends manually removing the AcroPDF.dll plug-in file as a workaround until an update is available for download.
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