Adobe Fixes Critical Security Issues with Acrobat 9.2 Update

Adobe addressed a list of 29 security-related flaws in Acrobat 9 and Adobe Reader 9 this week. The new 9.2 updater fixes security issues that Adobe calls critical for both Mac and Windows users.

According to an Adobe security bulletin, "These vulnerabilities could cause the application to crash and could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system."

The issues also affect older versions of Acrobat and Adobe Reader. Since some users aren't able to upgrade to Acrobat 9 or Adobe Reader 9, the company released Acrobat 8.1.7 and 7.1.4 along with Adobe Reader 8.1.7 and 7.1.4.

The updates are available for download at the Adobe Support Web site.