PDF patch time: fixes land for over 100 flaws in Adobe’s and Foxit’s PDF software

Admins should get started patching Adobe Acrobat and Reader as well as Foxit PDF software with the latest updates from both software houses. 

Adobe on Monday released updates for its Acrobat and Reader PDF software to address 85 vulnerabilities affecting its software on Windows and macOS, many of which are critical and could be used by an attacker for remote code execution attacks. 

Popular PDF software maker Foxit also announced Foxit Reader 9.3 and Foxit PhantomPDF 9.3, which address critical flaws affecting prior versions of its PDF reading and creation products for Windows. 

Aleksandar Nikolic of Cisco Talos found critical flaws affecting both Adobe’s and Foxit’s software that have been fixed in the latest releases from both firms. 

He is credited with finding one of the nearly 50 critical flaws among the 85 that Adobe fixed in its October PDF app software update, and found a further 18 bugs in Foxit’s PDF apps, which are commonly used alternatives to Adobe’s PDF products.