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Adobe issues emergency PDF patches

Adobe released an emergency update that patched a pair of critical vulnerabilities in its popular PDF viewing and editing software.

The update had been expected: Adobe announced last Thursday that it would issue a rush patch for Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat.

As expected, one of the two flaws fixed was related to the cross-domain request vulnerability patched last week in Flash Player, the ubiquitous media player installed on virtually every personal computer. The other bug quashed by today's update was a crash vulnerability that could let attackers install malware on a victimized machine.

Adobe ranked both bugs as critical.

An accompanying security bulletin provides more details of the Reader and Acrobat vulnerabilities.

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