Adobe Issues Emergency Patches for Two Critical Flaws in Acrobat and Reader


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I hope you had biggest, happiest and craziest New Year celebration, but now it’s time to come back at work and immediately update your systems to patch new security flaws that could exploit your computer just by opening a PDF file.

Adobe has issued an out-of-band security update to patch two critical vulnerabilities in the company’s Acrobat and Reader for both the Windows and macOS operating systems.

Though the San Jose, California-based software company did not give details about the vulnerabilities, it did classify the security flaws as critical since they allow privilege escalation and arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user.

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