Posted by: macintoshsisters | January 4, 2007

Acrobat flaw could spawn Web attacks

Acrobat flaw could spawn Web attacks
By Joris Evers

A security weakness in the ubiquitous Acrobat Reader software could be a boon for cybercrooks, security experts warned Wednesday.

An error in the Web browser plug-in of Adobe Systems’ tool lets cybercrooks co-opt the address of any Web site that hosts an Adobe PDF file for use in attacks, Symantec and VeriSign iDefense said. An attacker could construct seemingly trusted links and add malicious JavaScript code that will run once the link is clicked, they said.

Full article at CNET

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