Re: Fix for security hole in Adobe Reader and Acrobat

Subject: Re: Fix for security hole in Adobe Reader and Acrobat
From: Sandy Harris <sandyinchina -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2009 17:16:06 +0800

On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 5:35 AM, Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com> wrote:
>
> Remember the serious security hole in Adobe Reader and Acrobat that was in the news about a month ago?
>
> Well, Adobe issued the fix for this yesterday (one week behind their originally planned date). This security issue affected Acrobat and Reader versions 7.0 and 8.0 as well as 9.0, and updates have been released for all versions on both Windows and Mac platforms. (UNIX users will have to wait a bit longer for a fix.) Full details and links to download pages are at http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb09-04.html
>
An alternative is to just use Ghostscript.
http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/

Of course it may also have bugs. Advantages include being available
on Unix and doing postscript as well as PDF.

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References:
News story: GB gov't improves communication standards: From: arroxaneullman
Re: News story: GB gov't improves communication standards: From: Chris Morton
Rant - Re: News story: GB gov't improves communication standards: From: Peter Neilson
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