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Flash, Acrobat, and Adobe Reader Patches Released

March 11, 2009

Adobe has released patches to mitigate several vulnerabilities in its ubiquitous Flash Player, Acrobat, and Adobe Reader apps.

An exploit for the vulnerability found last month in both Acrobat and Adobe Reader has already been documented in the wild. It affects all versions of Acrobat and Reader, across all platforms (yes, even Macs). Today, Adobe has released the patch for version 9 of both products (incrementing the version number to 9.1). Users who have not upgraded from versions 6, 7 or 8 will be kept waiting - patches for those versions are scheduled for release on 3/18. Read more here: http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb09-03.html

Case users can upgrade to the most recent version of Acrobat free of charge, through our volume license on the Software Center. Once the version is current, obtain and install the update appropriate to your OS at your earliest convenience: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/new.jsp.

Additionally, on Tuesday Acrobat released an update to close a fistful of flaws in its Flash software. Read more about it here: http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb09-01.html

and obtain the installer here:
http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

Users who do not have Administrative privileges on their systems should contact their department's IT support organization, or call the Case Helpdesk at (216) 368-4357 for assistance in downloading and installing these updates.

Posted by Ruth Cannon at 10:03 AM

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