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    Bugs Bring New Dangers to Acrobat Users

    Adobe Systems Inc. has warned of two serious security flaws affecting Windows, Mac OS X and Unix versions of its Acrobat software. The bugs could allow an attacker to execute malicious code on a user's system via a PDF file distributed via e-mail, according to security researchers.

    The first flaw affects Version 6.0.2 of Acrobat Reader, according to an advisory posted to the Bugtraq mailing list by security research firm iDefense, which discovered both bugs. Reader incorrectly parses the .etd files used in eBook transactions so that an .etd file containing special code in the "title" or "baseurl" fields can cause an invalid memory access.

    Full story: http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759...119TX1K0000594

    Update: http://www.techzonez.com/comments.php?shownews=11489

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    finally... i jsut needed a reason to balck list adobe acrobat...

    is it just me or do other ppl find it to be a very slow and heavy ram consuming program?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rohitkumar
    finally... i jsut needed a reason to balck list adobe acrobat...

    is it just me or do other ppl find it to be a very slow and heavy ram consuming program?
    I agree v6 seems resource hungry especially on older systems, but I think with P4 2Ghz + 512mb it should be fine.

    Wasnt there a beta v7 out, so imagine the minimum specs for that

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    Quote Originally Posted by rohitkumar
    is it just me or do other ppl find it to be a very slow and heavy ram consuming program?
    Hell yes! There are some tweaks listed in a thread somewhere here that will disable some less useful plugins and make acrobat load alot quicker. Give it a try!

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    aahh so i was rite all this while..

    thanks supastar and cash...

    and yeah.. ill be checking out that tweak thread sometime today...

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