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VULNERABILITY REVIEW - THE HIGHLIGHTS

PDF security - a snapshot

A look at vulnerabilities in the 5 most popular PDF readers - Adobe Reader, Foxit Reader, PDFXChange Viewer, Sumatra PDF and Nitro PDF Reader.

There has been a 37% increase in the number of vulnerabilities discovered in the 5 most popular PDF readers - Adobe Reader, Foxit Reader, PDFXChange Viewer, Sumatra PDF and Nitro PDF Reader

70 vulnerabilities were discovered in the 5 most popular PDF readers in 2013.

51 vulnerabilities were discovered in the 5 most popular PDF readers in 2012.

At 91%, Adobe Reader has an almost monopoly-like share of the market. There were 67 known vulnerabilities in the program, and: 31% of the users left it unpatched.

Foxit Reader, PDFXChange Viewer and Nitro PDF Reader each had 1 vulnerability. Sumatra PDF had 0.

Read more in the Secunia Vulnerability Review 2014. Download it here.

Distribution of vulnerabilities in most the most popular pdf readers
Distribution of vulnerabilities in most the most popular pdf readers

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