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    PATCH WATCH UPDATE

    Critical Adobe Reader and Acrobat updates


    By Susan Bradley

    In a security bulletin updated August 17, Adobe announced planned critical patch releases for Adobe Reader and Acrobat versions 9.3.3 and 8.2.3.Among other security fixes, the patches address the flaw discussed at the recent Las Vegas Black Hat security conference.

    The bulletin states:

    "Adobe is planning to release updates for Adobe Reader 9.3.3 for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX, Adobe Acrobat 9.3.3 for Windows and Macintosh, and Adobe Reader 8.2.3 and Acrobat 8.2.3 for Windows and Macintosh to resolve critical security issues, including CVE-2010-2862 discussed at the Black Hat USA 2010 security conference and the Adobe Flash Player update as noted in Security Bulletin APSB10-16. Adobe expects to make these updates available on Thursday August 19, 2010."

    Susan's comments on these patches to follow.




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    Keep us posted, Susan. And you might want to collaborate with Woody Leonhard on this one. His Windows Patch Watch blog (Askwoody.com) is also keeping an eye on these patches.
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    Adobe Reader updates 9.3.4 & 8.2.4 are available:

    AdbeRdrUpd824_all_incr.msp ( 5,811,200 bytes)
    AdbeRdrUpd934_all_incr.msp (12,263,936 bytes)

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    Hello - Here is info by US-CERT published today ...... Adobe Reader and Acrobat Vulnerabilities

    Tim

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    On another subject ...seeing something and wondering if you are seeing it too...

    Sluggish XP sp3's in the August time frame

    XP sp3
    Ram of less than 512

    Behavior is that when they check in with MU that the machine is sluggish
    to unusable.
    Symptom is that the box is sucking more RAM on wuauclt.exe service

    Right now the only workaround is to flip the box back to WU

    Go into the control panel, windows update, change settings, scroll down,
    change (TEMPORARILY) back to Windows update until we figure out what's
    going on.

    Got emails into WU folks and opened up a security case to get it
    investigated. Think it started occuring pre August patches but it's
    really painful now. Holler if you are seeing similar.


    From the post by dbgman here:
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...8-8b063fbda084


    " I am a LAN administrator and have been dealing with this issue the
    last couple of weeks. What a pain.

    I have had many of my XP machine with SP3 have the same problem. What I
    have observed is that wuauclt.exe uses 600+ mb of memory at peak times
    which turns a 512mb pc into a snail. "

    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...7-8f46a38b8d37


    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...8-8b063fbda084


    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...9-3e9259aa7077


    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...5-33dcf9a9a03b


    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...4-8ce618f3e939


    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...9-3e9259aa7077


    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...d-bb713a300922

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    Hello - Here is more info ....
    Technical Cyber Security Alert TA10-231A

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    Installed it here, seeing no issues. I'd strongly recommend installing it as soon as you can. If your Adobe doesn't offer it up to you, go to

    http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ for flash
    http://get.adobe.com/air/ for AIR

    Adobe Reader users on Windows can also find the appropriate update here:
    http://www.adobe.com/support/downloa...atform=Windows.

    Adobe Reader users on Macintosh can also find the appropriate update here:
    http://www.adobe.com/support/downloa...form=Macintosh.

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    @Susan -

    I can't corroborate the sluggish XP SP3 observation. Wonder what's happening?
    Woody

    For Dummies book author, Senior Contributing Editor for InfoWorld, and long-suffering Windows victim. Check out the latest at AskWoody.com.

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