Adobe Systems is planning to release a patch for a zero-day flaw affecting Adobe Reader and Acrobat next week.
This is the second zero-day flaw known to have been found in Adobe’s Reader and Acrobat products since March. On May 12, Adobe will push out a fix for versions 7, 8 and 9 on Windows PCs, as well as updates for versions 8 and 9 on Mac and Unix machines.
“This issue will be resolved in the upcoming Adobe Reader for Unix updates,” said a post on the Adobe PSIRT (Product Security Incident Response Team) blog. “Currently, we have not been able to reproduce an exploitable scenario for Windows and Macintosh, but we will continue to investigate.”
Making a patch available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat, however, is only part of the solution. According to data from Qualys, many users are still behind in deploying a fix released by Adobe in March.