Adobe Preps Security Update for Black Hat Flaw
Adobe is planning to release a security update out-of-band later this month to fix multiple security bugs, including a critical vulnerability revealed at last week's Black Hat security conference.Adobe Systems is planning to issue an out-of-band security update later this month to plug multiple security holes, including one discussed last week at the Black Hat security conference. The update will cover critical bugs affecting Adobe Reader and Acrobat. Among them will be a flaw mentioned at Black Hat by Charles Miller, principal security analyst with consulting firm Independent Security Evaluators. The bug, which can be used by attackers to compromise a system, is due to an integer overflow error.
"We are planning to make available an out-of-band security update for Adobe Reader and Acrobat during the week of August 16, 2010," an Adobe spokesperson told eWEEK. "This update will resolve critical security issues in Adobe Reader 9.3.3 for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX, Adobe Acrobat 9.3.3 for Windows and Macintosh, and Adobe Reader 8.2.3 and Acrobat 8.2.3 for Windows and Macintosh, including CVE-2010-2862 which was discussed at the Black Hat USA 2010 security conference on Wednesday, July 28, 2010."