Adobe PDF - patched at last

Interesting to see that Adobe plugged into Microsoft's update service this week and bundled a number of patches for its Adobe PDF reader software.

According to tech reports, the vulnerabilities affected Adobe's Acrobat and Reader software for both WIndows and Mac users. The most serious flaw was a buffer overflow problem that affected users of Acrobat 6.0.4 and earlier editions.

According to Adobe, an attacker could exploit the vulnerability by crafting a malicious PDF that, when opened, could compromise the host PC or, more likely, cause Acrobat to crash.

Adobe could have piped the patches solely through its updates service, but not that many users of Adobe packages use the service. By piping the updates through the Windows update facility, the company ensured that many more users will download the update.

Nice one Adobe!...