Adobe security risk – Firefox

A little post for my friends.

When PDFs Attack!

“We have received reports of a significant problem relating to Adobe Acrobat files and Cross Site Scripting (XSS). A weakness was discovered in the way that the Adobe Reader browser plugin can be made to execute JavaScript code on the client side. This stems from the “Open Parameters” feature in Adobe Reader, which allows for parameters to be sent to the program when opening a .pdf file. Like most things in life, this was a feature designed for benign usage, but unfortunately somebody has discovered that it can also be used for malicious purposes. ”

Solution:

Update to 8.0

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One response to “Adobe security risk – Firefox

  1. A few questions from a blog idiot

    How do you keep the spammers from eating you alive? i\’ve seen blogs with nothing but spam postings.

    How do you keep some left wing extremist from posting racist or defamatory rhetoric? and if you cant stop them, what are you legally liabel when they do?

    can viruses be posted to blogs?

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