Adobe Unveils Another Set of Critical Patches
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For the second time this week, Adobe Systems has released a set of critical vulnerability patches.
An Adobe (NASDAQ: ADBE) spokesperson told InternetNews.com that the vendor released six critical patches for Flash Player 9 on Thursday and eight patches for five-month-old vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader and Acrobat 8.1.3 on Tuesday.
Vulnerabilities in Adobe applications are particularly dangerous because they are widely used on the Web, Chris Wysopal, chief technology officer at application security analysis vendor Veracode told InternetNews.com.
Enterprises, which are slow to upgrade, will be hardest hit by these bugs, which target older versions of the Adobe applications, Wysopal said.
The latest versions of Adobe Reader and Acrobat are Version 9; and Adobe released Flash Player 10 in October.
The popularity of Adobe's applications make it an even more desirable target. "Flash could be the most popular software in the world because it's a multiplatform application, and attackers go for large populations so they can hit the most machines," Wysopal said.