If you’ve been wondering when Adobe would release a security patch for Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader your wait is over. Recently Adobe released a patch fixes a security hole for Mac and Windows users.
“A critical vulnerability has been identified in Adobe Reader and Acrobat 8.1.2 and earlier versions,” said the Adobe alert posted on Monday, June 23. “This vulnerability would cause the application to crash and could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.”
If you are using versions 8.0 through 8.1.2 for both Reader and Acrobat you are affected. You need to log onto the Adobe website and download the security update. Users of Acrobat 7.1.0 don’t meed the update since it doesn’t contain the bug. However if you are using 7.0.9 or earlier it Adobe has advised users to update to 7.1.0.