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Adobe hit with more zero day vulnerabilities

In what is becoming a common theme of late, Adobe Reader and Flash player have had another vulnerability discovered that is being actively exploited. It affects Windows, Macs and Linux systems.

The exploit installs a Trojan known as Wisp, which can steal sensitive user data and installs a backdoor on affected systems.

So far the only workaround for the issue is to delete, rename or remove access to the authplay.dll file that comes with Adobe Reader, however doing so can cause a crash or error message when opening a PDF file that contains SWF (Flash) content.

Adobe says they will have an update for Adobe Flash by November 9th 2010 and for Adobe Reader and Acrobat during the week of November 15th 2010.

The advisory from Adobe can be viewed here.

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