Adobe Not Patching PDF Threat Until January
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It's a zero-day vulnerability in Adobe's ubiquitous PDF offering that can cause computers to shut down or be taken over by hackers. Adobe has acknowledged the threat, but says a patch won't be coming for almost a month. eSecurityPlanet explains the delay.
Adobe this week acknowledged that a new PDF zero-day vulnerability is causing computers running its Reader and Acrobat applications to shut down and potentially be usurped by hackers.
But the software developer won't be offering the appropriate patches until Jan. 12.
In an advisory posted Tuesday on its Web site, Adobe officials said they're aware that this "vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild."
The reason for the delay?