Adobe releases patches for zero-day flaws in Reader and Acrobat

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Adobe has released patches for zero-day flaws in its Reader and Acrobat products.

Adobe has released patches for zero-day flaws in its Reader and Acrobat products.

After details of the vulnerabilities being exploited 'in the wild' were announced by FireEye, the Adobe team took just a week to release the patches that affect all platforms and led to remote code execution.

Adobe said in its advisory: “These updates address vulnerabilities that could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.”

The company last released an update for a critical flaw issue in its Flash Player, also saying it was aware of reports of the vulnerability being exploited in the wild.

The patch came in the same week as Oracle's release of Java 7 update 15, which fixes five vulnerabilities, three of which are rated as critical.

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