Infected PDF files

 

A new vulnerability has been found in PDF files. Researches say that this vulnerability exists in the most recent Acrobat Reader version and can be exploited on PCs running Windows XP SP 2.

Although no proof was published, such security corporations as Symantec agree that such vulnerability is possible and are communicating with people who noticed it, in order to create software and protect users’ from risk.

According to computerworld.com, the PDF zero-day beats the media file flaws hands down, Adobe Acrobat/Reader PDF documents can be used to compromise any users’ Windows box and all it takes is to open a PDF document or stumble across a page, which embeds one.

This bug is not the first one found on Adobes’ PDF file; however, this one seems to be the most serious one.

 

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