[texhax] Adobe Acrobat and Reader compromised on Windows platforms : EMET toolkit from Microsoft can reduce exposure.

Philip Taylor (Webmaster, Ret'd) P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Thu Sep 16 18:13:29 CEST 2010

Adobe Reader and Acrobat are seriously compromised, and are currently
being exploited to take control of Windows systems.  A toolkit
available from Microsoft can be used to minimise the risks
resulting from this until such time as Adobe can release security
fixes that address this problem.  The bug exists in all versions
of Adobe Acrobat & Adobe reader.

References :

     http://www.adobe.com/support/security/advisories/apsa10-02.html (Adobe announcement)
     http://blogs.technet.com/b/srd/archive/2010/09/10/use-emet-2-0-to-block-the-adobe-0-day-exploit.aspx (Microsoft announcement)

The EMET Toolkit :


Philip Taylor

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