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Adobe fixes Download Manager code execution bug

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 23 Feb 2010 19:03 User comments (3)

Adobe fixes Download Manager code execution bug Adobe Systems said on Tuesday that it patched a critical vulnerability that affected the Adobe Download Manager. The Download Manager is used when Internet users download Flash or Reader software from Adobes websites.
A critical vulnerability was discovered that could be used by attackers to remotely install malicious software on a victims PC. In order to fulfill an exploit, an attacker would lead the victim to a special modified link on the adobe.com domain.

The combination of the two combined to make a very serious security threat. The download manager is usually removed from a users' PC as soon as a computer is restarted. Users of the download manager in the past can ensure security by making sure the directory - C:Program FilesNOS - is not present.

More information on the issue is available at:
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-08.html

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3 user comments

123.2.2010 19:09

Well, they did say that Adobe would be targets for alleged hackers? Guess they aren't kidding now, are they?

225.2.2010 5:01

It really annoys me that Adobe forces me to download their Download Manager just so it can "manage" my download of a 1-2 MB Flash Install file

34.3.2010 13:13

Quote:
Users of the download manager in the past can ensure security by making sure the directory - C:Program FilesNOS - is not present.

For those who are not savvy, C:Program FilesNOS should read C:\Program Files\NOS NOS will be a folder that is inside the Program Files folder in the root of the C: drive.


Just a typo, folks. :)

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