Adobe announced in a security bulletin yesterday that, "Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in Adobe Reader 9.1.3 and Acrobat 9.1.3, Adobe Reader 8.1.6 and Acrobat 8.1.6 for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX, and Adobe Reader 7.1.3 and Acrobat 7.1.3 for Windows and Macintosh." The vulnerabilities in question can cause the programs to crash, giving a potential attacker the ability to take control of the user's system.
The update is the second of this quarter in Adobe's update schedule and is recommended for all users. To learn more about the security threats in current versions of Adobe's software, read security expert Graham Cluley's blog post or Adobe's security bulletin.
Mac users can download the update to Adobe Reader here.
You can find the update to Adobe Acrobat here.
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