Adobe releases critical security patches for Illustrator

Adobe has released security updates for critical vulnerabilities in Adobe...

Adobe has released security updates for critical vulnerabilities in Adobe Illustrator CS4 (14.0.0) and Adobe Illustrator CS3 (13.0.3 and earlier versions) for Windows and Mac OS X.

The software maker said the vulnerabilities could lead to remote code execution by a hacker and advised users to update their systems using the patches provided.

Adobe has also announced that it will release security updates for Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat on 12 January to resolve a critical vulnerability that is being exploited.

The affected versions of the software are Adobe Reader 9.2 and Acrobat 9.2, and Adobe Reader 8.1.7 and Acrobat 8.1.7 for Windows and Macintosh, and Adobe Reader 9.2 for Unix.

The company has warned that these vulnerabilities could be used to execute code on affected computers or cause systems to crash.

Adobe has released a separate security advisory on what steps system administrators can take to mitigate against exploitation of the vulnerabilities until the patch is made available.

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