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Forum Thread: Adobe Acrobat 0-day vulnerability

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mtodorov Adobe Acrobat 0-day vulnerability
Member 8th Dec, 2011 08:16
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Hi, all!

Since PSI reports this vulnerability also under "Secure Browsing" tab, are my fears of a drive-by install through Adobe Reader browser plugin exaggerated?

Thanks.
mt


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Maurice Joyce RE: Adobe Acrobat 0-day vulnerability
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This is worth a read & the hyperlinks within the bulletin.

http://krebsonsecurity.com/2011/12/attackers-hit-n...

U can also join his blog & ask further questions or sign up to his RSS feed for updated information.



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mtodorov RE: Adobe Acrobat 0-day vulnerability
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Good to hear from you, Maurice :-)

Thx for the link.

I will study it.

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mtodorov RE: Adobe Acrobat 0-day vulnerability
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Yes, it is so much Big Software to leave the 0-day hole unpatched until next quarterly security update on Jan, 10 just like last MS 0-day hole still awaits patch Tuesday.

I don't say that some of my systems were broken because of it, but it makes coffee taste acid bitter tasteless in my mouth.


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Maurice Joyce RE: Adobe Acrobat 0-day vulnerability
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Another little Adobe gem here for U to mull over!

http://secunia.com/advisories/product/38260/

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Anthony Wells RE: Adobe Acrobat 0-day vulnerability
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Hi mt ,

Rather busy atm , but your concern about patching or "lack of" prompts me to mention "sandboxing" which is the basis behind Adobe ReaderX protected mode ; Google use it in their Chrome browser to reduce/minimise the access to your PC by the bad guys through "unpatched/vulnerable" Flash . I myself am a long time user of "Sandboxie" with much success , even if it is not for everyone .

Have a look here (Chrome is mentioned) :-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandbox_(computer_security )***

and here for Ian (Gizmo) Richards' excellent detailed advice :-

http://www.techsupportalert.com/safe-surfing.php

Not all sandboxes do the same thing :eg: that in Comodo's Firewall/Defense+ does a slightly different job .

Happy reading .

Take lots of care .

Anthony

EDIT***: the link goes to the main ref page , cannot get it to show "computer security :(( so scroll down to the specific ref .



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