'Critical' flaw exposes Adobe Acrobat, Reader

Thursday, 11 October 2007, 12:15 AM EST

Adobe Systems, whose software is used by millions of people to read documents sent over the Internet, said some of its programs contain a flaw that makes personal computers vulnerable to attack.

In an Oct. 5 posting on its Web site, Adobe said the "critical" flaw is incorporated into versions of Adobe Reader and Acrobat software, and could allow malicious programs to get on to a PC without the user knowing about it.

At MSNBC.

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