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walkerpbus Adobe 9.3.1 error
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I have scanned on 2 machines, both XP Pro & the online scanner says the current version of the Adobe reader is insecure. I downloaded the requisite module (AdbeRdrUpd931_all_incr.msp) but it refuses to install! I tried also by getting updates from the Reader itself, but that says no updates are available. What's a person to do now?

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Cloverdale RE: Adobe 9.3.1 error
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Even after applying Secunia's recommended upgrade I keep getting the same warning:

"The detected version installed on your system is 9.3.1.0, however, the latest patched version released by the vendor, fixing one or more vulnerabilities, is 9.3.1.203."

I think I'll just let Secunia dig into this, as there's nothing more I can do.
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walkerpbus RE: Adobe 9.3.1 error
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on 9th Mar, 2010 22:19, walkerpbus wrote:
I have scanned on 2 machines, both XP Pro & the online scanner says the current version of the Adobe reader is insecure. I downloaded the requisite module (AdbeRdrUpd931_all_incr.msp) but it refuses to install! I tried also by getting updates from the Reader itself, but that says no updates are available. What's a person to do now?


I now have rebooted, reinstalled 9.3.0 & Updated 9.3.0 with AdbeRdrUpd931_all_incr.msp, but it still says it's wrong & this is the one that Secunia said download (at least on 1 machine!)


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walkerpbus RE: Adobe 9.3.1 error
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How do we get Secunia to "dig into this"?

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Anthony Wells RE: Adobe 9.3.1 error
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@walkerpbus

PSI is showing Adobe Reader as version 9.3.1.203 in the patched "tab" and so up to date .

OSI is showing the same programme as version 9.3.1.0 and requiring an update .

Adobe Reader's "check for updates" shows no updates available .

I suggest you advise by email support@secunia.com of the problem .

Anthony


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Cloverdale RE: Adobe 9.3.1 error
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on 9th Mar, 2010 23:35, walkerpbus wrote:
How do we get Secunia to "dig into this"?


I assume their technical staff reads these forums. There is a "help" contact here somewhere but they must already be aware of this, as people were complaining about this problem weeks ago, so I don't think I'll bother with that.

Security problems related to Adobe products are well known. In fact Kim Komando at her website recommends that people switch to other free products in preference to Adobe Reader.

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walkerpbus RE: Adobe 9.3.1 error
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on 9th Mar, 2010 23:33, walkerpbus wrote:
I now have rebooted, reinstalled 9.3.0 & Updated 9.3.0 with AdbeRdrUpd931_all_incr.msp, but it still says it's wrong & this is the one that Secunia said download (at least on 1 machine!)


Now I've scanned on the 2nd XP machine & it too has the same error?


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Anthony Wells RE: Adobe 9.3.1 error
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@cloverdale ,

Adobe Reader version 9.3.1.203 is presently secure .

This problem is a Secunia detection rule problem with OSI , PSI is reporting correctly ; Secunia will likely sort it out tomorrow .

Adobe products are very widely used and are more lucrative for the bad guys to attack . Nothing is 100% secure .

Take care
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walkerpbus RE: Adobe 9.3.1 error
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on 9th Mar, 2010 23:38, Anthony Wells wrote:
@walkerpbus

PSI is showing Adobe Reader as version 9.3.1.203 in the patched "tab" and so up to date .

OSI is showing the same programme as version 9.3.1.0 and requiring an update .

Adobe Reader's "check for updates" shows no updates available .

I suggest you advise by email support@secunia.com of the problem .

Anthony


I have just emailed them just to be sure they know.

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walkerpbus Adobe 9.3.1 error
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We have said it all & I hope they pay attention!

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Anthony Wells RE: Adobe 9.3.1 error
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@walkerpbus

Secunia work CET normal business hours on PSI and OSI ; it is midnight here so you'll need to be patient for several hours .

They will possibly reply here .

Anthony

PS: you can use the edit button below each of your posts to add or change small things (like I have just done) , a new post will move the thread to the head of the listing .

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Cloverdale RE: Adobe 9.3.1 error
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on 9th Mar, 2010 23:41, Cloverdale wrote:
In fact Kim Komando at her website recommends that people switch to other free products in preference to Adobe Reader.


Perhaps I misquoted her.

She does list Foxit Reader and Sumatra as viable alternatives, but I can't find where she definitely said to switch.
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Anthony Wells RE: Adobe 9.3.1 error
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@cloverdale

AFAIK Kim Komando gives very good advice ; switching to a lesser used product maens you keep a lower profile and so you probably will have less vulnerabilities cropping up over a given period of time .

The insecurity arises between the "zero day" exploit and when the patch is released ; more attacks = more time of exposure to danger .

Some attacks are more dangerous than others , but like I said , nothing is 100% secure , there are too many bad guys around . They are not after you unless you paaint a target on your computer :)

Using PSI rather than OSI is probably more important than switching your PDF reader .

Take care
Anthony

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jpaget RE: Adobe 9.3.1 error
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Secunia has fixed this. See the other thread:

http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/360...

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