Symantec warning on Adobe vulnerability, but so far attacks not widespread

by admin February 23, 2009 at 6:48 pm

Symantec has issued a new security alert warning of a vulnerability in Adobe and with early reports of targeted rather than widespread attacks.

In a security bulletin released today, Symantec says it has uncovered a zero-day security vulnerability within Adobe’s Acrobat Reader software and, the security company says, it’s already received reports of targeted attacks against government, large enterprise and financial services organisations. Systems affected are Windows 2000, Windows Vista and Windows XP.

Symantec reveals that separate exploit attempts have come from the same source and “it seems likely targeted attacks are being used against, what Symantec calls, “highranking” people within different organisations.

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