Re: Adobe Reader Virus Alert



From: "bryan" <bryan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

| Adobe has announced a vulnerability in the latest version of REader, Acrobat
| and Flash Player. This vulnerability may allow a remote, unauthenticated
| attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial-of-service condition.
| Adobe announced that until there is a fix for the vulnerability users should
| rename C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\authplay.dll or C:\Program
| Files\Adobe\Acrobat 9.0]\Acrobat\authplay.dll. They also state renaming these
| files may cause users to experience a non-exploitable crash or error message
| when opening a PDF that contains SWF content. Does this mean the pc could
| crash or just the Acrobat program? Any suggestions would be GREATLY
| appreciated!

| http://www.adobe.com/support/security/advisories/apsa09-03.html



| Thanks,
| Bryan



Your post says "Adobe Reader Virus Alert".

That is NOT correct. This is a vulnerability alert, one dealing with embedded SWF where
the PDF ~1MB.

Vulnerabilities are not viruses. IFF the vulnerability is properly exploited it may lead
to being infected with malware.
The successful exploitation may lead to a virus but not neccessarily, most lead to
trojans.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp


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