The update should patch a flaw in Reader 9 and Acrobat 9 which could allow an attacker to use a specially-crafted PDF file to cause a crash and take control of a targeted system.
The fix will update the Mac and Windows versions of Adobe Reader and Acrobat to version 9.1. Adobe is planning to release fixes for the Unix version of the software as well as earlier versions of both applications later in the month.
However, just days after Adobe released its advisory on the attacks and a timeline for a fix, an independent researcher constructed a home-made patch for Windows systems.
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