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    Acrobat Reader Issue

    Hot-ish off the press at Symantec is this article about Acrobat Reader:
    <hr>We have received reports of a significant problem relating to Adobe Acrobat files and Cross Site Scripting (XSS). A weakness was discovered in the way that the Adobe Reader browser plugin can be made to execute JavaScript code on the client side.<hr>
    Adobe's Security Advisory article is here, and you can download Adobe Reader 8.0 here

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    Re: Acrobat Reader Issue

    Jim,

    None of your links work, at least for me.

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    Re: Acrobat Reader Issue

    And to keep from messing up Stuart's edit which "fixes" the Foxit link, I note that taking the "br" away from the other link yields a valid page, although I don't know what the purpose of it was in the post.

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    Re: Acrobat Reader Issue

    Edited by <!profile=StuartR>StuartR<!/profile> to insert a valid link to Foxit PDF Reader instead of "http://linkurl/"

    I just installed Foxit a free pdf reader after seeing a glowing review in the Washington Post.
    It opens in a finger snap and is 1/10 the size of Adobe Reader 8.0.
    Security issues are an unknown to me.
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    Re: Acrobat Reader Issue

    For what it is worth, I can tell you how the %3Cbr got on the end of the filename

    The URL had been enclosed between the characters > and <
    The second one of these was parsed as part of the URL and converted to HEX, which gave %3C, the following
    html (which was <br> )then got accidentally caught up in the mess at the end of the filename!

    StuartR

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    Re: Acrobat Reader Issue

    Oh, that % 3Cbr bug! It strikes again!! <img src=/S/noevil.gif border=0 alt=noevil width=25 height=17> <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Acrobat Reader Issue

    Jim,

    I concur with you about Foxit.

    On one of my machines, the user insists on using Netscape and the more recent versions of Reader were slow and painful.

    Now, on that machine, Foxit does the job beautifully

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    Re: Acrobat Reader Issue

    For those that have Adobe Reader 7 installed and a computer that does not meet the system requirements for Adobe Reader 8, Adobe have released Adobe Reader 7.0.9 that patches these vulnerabilities.

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