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Acrobat & Adobe Reader Vulnerability

“A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in versions 7.0.8 and earlier of Adobe Reader and Acrobat could allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary JavaScript into a browser session. Exploitability depends on the browser and browser version being used.”


You can mitigate this problem by upgrading to Adobe Reader 8.

Alternatively, you can implement a workaround in your browser so that it does not use the Acrobat Reader plugin. The following instructions apply to the Firefox browser:
• In the Tools menu, select Options.
• Select Downloads in the Options dialog.
• Click on the View & Edit Actions button.
• In the Download Actions dialog, choose the action for the PDF extension or the Adobe Acrobat Document file type and then click on Change Action.


About princess of antiquity

Abbi Cabanding is a member of the Security Bloggers Network and had been blogging on information security since 2006. She is also a member of the Association for Computing Machinery. She studied Computer Science and Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines - Diliman.


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