Adobe has finally released critical security updates for its products Reader and Acrobat PDF software. The vulnerabilities fixed with these updates have been targeted by hackers in numerous cyber attacks worldwide.
The security updates for Adobe Reader and Acrobat are available for Windows and Macintosh computers and fix eight vulnerabilities.
“Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Reader and Acrobat for Windows and Macintosh. These updates address vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take over the affected system.” states the Adobe Security Bulletin.
The updates were originally scheduled to be released a week ago, but were delayed due to issues emerged during the development phase.
Five of eight flaws could be exploited by attackers for remote code execution, the other three vulnerabilities are:
The vulnerabilities are identified by the following CVE Numbers:
CVE-2014-0560, CVE-2014-0561, CVE-2014-0562, CVE-2014-0563, CVE-2014-0565, CVE-2014-0566, CVE-2014-0567, CVE-2014-0568