Adobe has released Security Bulletin APSB08-19 to address multiple vulnerabilities affecting Adobe Reader and Acrobat. The most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.
* Adobe Reader version 8.1.2 and earlier
* Adobe Acrobat (Professional, 3D, and Standard) version 8.1.2 and earlier
The impacts of these vulnerabilities vary. The most severe of these vulnerabilities allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.
According to the information in Adobe Security bulletin APSB08-19, users with version 8 of Adobe Reader or Acrobat should upgrade to version 8.1.3.
Disable web browser display for PDF documents
Preventing PDF documents from opening inside a web browser may mitigate this vulnerability. Applying the following workaround in conjunction with upgrading may prevent similar vulnerabilities from being automatically
The latest version of Acrobat Reader can be found here: