Adobe rustles up patches for Reader and Acrobat

Adobe has been busy with the sticky tape and scissors, crafting a patch for its holed Reader and Acrobat software which it aims to release this coming Tuesday - everyone's favourite day for spending half an hour faffing about and rebooting, while incomplete software repairs itself.

Adobe discovered that some of its most ubiquitous software was in such a state that attackers could sneak in and fiddle willy-nilly with your gadgetry over two weeks ago.

It rushed out a patch for its Flash player sharpish - as it happened to have one lying about. It's efforts to secure Reader and Acrobat have evidently taken a bit longer.

The security updates coming up next Tuesday are for Adobe Reader 9.3.2 for Windows, Mac and Unix; Adobe Acrobat 9.3.2 for Windows and Macintosh and Adobe Reader and Acrobat 8.2.2 for Windows and Mac, the company bogged.

It has moved up its scheduled fixes from July 13th and reckons it now won't have to run that update - unless more holes are found, of course.