Adobe To Patch Critical Reader And Acrobat Flaw

Adobe has plans of releasing a security patch to plug a critical, zero-day vulnerability in its Reader and Acrobat PDF applications.

According to Adobe, the flaw, which was discovered three weeks ago, is capable of allowing hackers to gain control of an infected PC.

In a security advisory, the company said that it would be releasing updates for Adobe Reader 9.3.4 for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX, Adobe Acrobat 9.3.4 for Windows and Macintosh, and Adobe Reader 8.2.4 and Acrobat 8.2.4 for Windows and Macintosh on Tuesday 5 October.

The software maker also added that, due to the out-of-cycle software update, the company will not be releasing any updates for Reader and Acrobat on 12 October.

Adobe software have become a favourite target for hackers looking to exploit vulnerabilities for their gain.

The company comes second only to Microsoft in terms of getting attacked by hackers. Earlier, Adobe had fixed a flaw found in its Flash player platform.