Adobe Reader 9.3.4 Security Update

Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in Adobe Reader 9.3.3 (and earlier versions) for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX, Adobe Acrobat 9.3.3 (and earlier versions) for Windows and Macintosh, and Adobe Reader 8.2.3 (and earlier versions) and Adobe Acrobat 8.2.3 (and earlier versions) for Windows and Macintosh. These vulnerabilities could cause the application to crash and could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

These updates address CVE-2010-2862, which was discussed at the Black Hat USA 2010 security conference on Wednesday, July 28, 2010. They also incorporate the Adobe Flash Player update as noted in Security Bulletin APSB10-16.

Adobe recommends users of Adobe Reader 9.3.3 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX update to Adobe Reader 9.3.4. (For Adobe Reader users on Windows and Macintosh, who cannot update to Adobe Reader 9.3.4, Adobe has provided the Adobe Reader 8.2.4 update.) Adobe recommends users of Adobe Acrobat 9.3.3 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh update to Adobe Acrobat 9.3.4. Adobe recommends users of Adobe Acrobat 8.2.3 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh update to Adobe Acrobat 8.2.4.

Note that today's updates mentioned in this bulletin represent an out-of-cycle release. The next quarterly security updates for Adobe Reader and Acrobat is scheduled for October 12, 2010.

Download: Adobe Reader 9.3.4 Update | 11.6 MB (Freeware)
View: Security Bulletin & Other Adobe Products update links

Thanks to torrentthief for the news tip.

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In a world where the average HDD on a new PC is over 160GB; why is 40MB such a big deal? Even on my heavily used 80GB HDD, I've got room to spare!

adobe keeps pilling up junk in adobe products and make it bigger and bloated hence an alternative is around and they must think that everyone has mega sized hard drives. Foxit(msi version non toolbar/junk installer) and sumatra are good alternatives for adobe reader.

I really thought Adobe had turned this program around with version 9, it was much faster but now it's just getting ridiculously huge again. I downloaded 9.3.3 and it was over 40MB, where 9.0 was around 20 I think. Now here's an 11MB update, wtf Adobe? All this just to view a pdf, it's ridiculous.

Still haven't fixed the issue where Adobe programs don't work with Application Data folders that are redirected via UNC path. Pretty useless for a network environment. I've had to move to Foxit Reader purely for this reason.