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Adobe Reader, Acrobat and Flash Player Vulnerability

July 30th, 2009 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Adobe has released a security advisory to address a vulnerability in Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.1.2 and Flash Player 9 and 10. This vulnerability may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial-of-service condition.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users and administrators to review the security advisory and implement the following workarounds until a fix is available:

  • Disable Flash in Adobe Reader 9 on Windows platforms by renaming the following files: “%ProgramFiles%\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\authplay.dll” and “%ProgramFiles%\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\rt3d.dll”.

Additional information regarding this vulnerability can be found in Technical Cyber Security Alert TA09-204A.

DarkFiber Consulting will provide additional information as it becomes available.

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