Last updated on: September 7, 2020
Last week Thursday, February 19 Adobe released an advisory notifying its users of a critical vulnerability in Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat version 9 and earlier. The vulnerability can be used by an attacker to take control of the affected system. Targeted exploits have been reported by a number of security companies (Symantec, McAfee) and the US-CERT has covered the vulnerability in Security Alert TA09-051A. In our QualysGuard product we detect the flaw as a zero day vulnerability – Id: 116234 Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader Buffer Overflow (APSA09-01).