Adobe's first Patchday fixes 13 vulnerabilities
As announced Adobe has released updates for Acrobat and Reader on Microsoft's Patchday. 13 security vulnerabilities have been fixed.
After harsh critiques Adobe has introduced a Patchday on which Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader are supplied with updates to close security vulnerabilities. Those updates have been delivered at the same time as Microsoft's Patchday. Yesterday Adobe published patches for 13 security vulnerabilities. Additional leaks that have been found in an internal audit have been closed, too, but more detailed information is not available.
Most of the patches have been rated critical by Adobe. In most cases it is possible to run malicious code on a system via pdf files. The JBIG2 filter is still the most vulnerable component.
All updates should be applied as soon as possible, but up to now the patches are available for Windows and Mac systems. Linux users have to be patient until June 16. The next Patchday is planned to come in three months.
The updates are applied via the automatic update feature that can also be launched manually of course.