As reported over on BetaNews
, a group of security professionals known as the ShadowServer Foundation has released
information on a zero-day attack against Adobe's Acrobat and Reader applications which it claims is currently being exploited in the wild.
The attack is believed to have been first discovered by researcher Matt Richard, who provided the ShadowServer group with a sample of the malicious code. The group claims that Adobe is “aware of this issue and [is] actively working to address it,
” which is backed up by the speed with which Adobe has been able to respond
to the research.
The flaw is similar to one patched back in June
in the Flash Player application from the same company a month earlier than that.