LANDesk Patch News Bulletin: Adobe Vulnerability with JavaScript Functionality 30-APR-2009

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    LANDesk is aware of and monitoring the latest vulnerability reported against Adobe Acrobat and Reader products with JavaScript.  See the following links for details:

     

    Adobe Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT)

    http://blogs.adobe.com/psirt/2009/04/update_on_adobe_reader_issue.html

    Adobe recommends the following to mitigate the issues:

    To mitigate the issue disable JavaScript in Adobe Reader and Acrobat using the following instructions below:

    1. Launch Acrobat or Adobe Reader.
    2. Select Edit>Preferences
    3. Select the JavaScript Category
    4. Uncheck the ‘Enable Acrobat JavaScript’ option
    5. Click OK

     

    Here are some additional links to reports on this issue:

    eWeek Report

    Adobe Moves to Fix Reported Vulnerabilities in Acrobat and Reader

     

    Computerworld Report

    Adobe confirms PDF zero-day, urges users to kill JavaScript

     

    LANDesk will provide content to address this vulnerability when Adobe makes the patch available.

     

     

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