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RobertoOrtiz
07-07-2005, 12:36 PM
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" A security flaw in the popular document-sharing software, Adobe Reader, could be exploited to seize control of a computer system, according to the software's maker.

Adobe Systems Inc. issued a warning on its Web site Tuesday saying that the flaw affects only the Adobe Reader versions 5.0.9, 5.0.10, which were written for the Unix computer operating system."

>>Link<< (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050707/ap_on_hi_te/adobe_flaw;_ylt=ApNpeU7ybqb7RPebc54bLjKs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA3cjE0b2MwBHNlYwM3Mzg-)

-R

StephanD
07-07-2005, 12:49 PM
Is it me or was it a badly written software to beign with?

Most security issues on *nix are often just that.

Thalaxis
07-07-2005, 01:42 PM
Is it me or was it a badly written software to beign with?

Most security issues on *nix are often just that.

Most security issues are based on either badly written software or the Trojan Horse method. The latter
is the more common one, since every commercial OS vendor left is clamping down extremely hard on
security flaws. The Linux community got a bit of a wakeup call when they got hit by a virus specifically
targeting an NCSA distributed computing application. (It was another case where the security flaw had
been addressed, but the admins weren't on the ball enough to install the relevant fix.)

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