Last Updated: 2009-03-11 21:45:25 UTC
by Joel Esler (Version: 2)
Thank you all that wrote in letting us know that the Adobe Update for Reader and Acrobat 9 is finally out. Swa pointed this out in his diary right here. However, I wanted to expand upon the update a little bit, because I still find it to be "wanting".
Adobe has named this release "9.1" for both Adobe Reader and Adobe 9 (Standard, Pro, and Pro Extended). The patch is out for Windows and Macintosh only, however.
Adobe says they plan for updates to Reader 7 and 8 and Acrobat 7 and 8 to be out by March 18th. They also plan to make Adobe Reader 9.1 available for Unix by March 25th.
So, Adobe did fix the issue for users of "9" on Windows and Mac, but the other platforms are still vulnerable. If you are using Adobe 7 or 8, if you can update to 9.1, that would be for the best.
(Yes, I work for Sourcefire.)
-- Joel Esler http://www.joelesler.net
Couple of readers wrote to say that it appears that the update installs other Adobe applications as well, such as Adobe Air.
Another reader wrote to say that a lite version is available at ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/