Adobe Reader Patch Out Today

Adobe is releasing an out-of-cycle patch for Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat today to patch a vulnerability for iPod Touches, iPads and iPhones.

The patch will affect all operating systems, not just Apple products. The next scheduled release of Adobe patches was October 12th, but due to the critical nature of this vulnerability Adobe is releasing the patch early.

From the Adobe Security Bulletin:

Adobe is planning to release updates for Adobe Reader 9.3.3 for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX, Adobe Acrobat 9.3.3 for Windows and Macintosh, and Adobe Reader 8.2.3 and Acrobat 8.2.3 for Windows and Macintosh to resolve critical security issues, including CVE-2010-2862 discussed at the Black Hat USA 2010 security conference and the Adobe Flash Player update as noted in Security Bulletin APSB10-16. Adobe expects to make these updates available on Thursday August 19, 2010.

Adobe’s Flash Player was just patched yesterday. If your Flash Player hasn’t automatically updated, go to to get the update.