Attack code targets unpatched Adobe Reader flaw

A security researcher has published a proof-of-concept exploit for a known vulnerability in Adobe Reader. The researcher, known only as 'Cyanid-E', unveiled his creation in a posting to the Full Disclosure security mailing list on Tuesday.

The vulnerability has been confirmed on a fully patched Windows XP system running Adobe's Acrobat Reader 8.1 and Internet Explorer 7. Details about the vulnerability were published in late September on the GNU Citizen blog.

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