NEWS FROM THE LAB - Thursday, February 14, 2013

Mitigate the Adobe Reader/Acrobat XI Vulnerability Posted by Sean @ 12:17 GMT

News broke yesterday regarding a zero-day vulnerability in Adobe Reader and Acrobat XI.

Adobe released its Security Advisory last night which includes some important mitigation options.

APSA13-02, Mitigations

Users can protect themselves by enabling "Protected View".

Here's what the setting looks like in Adobe Reader XI running on Windows 8.

Adobe Reader XI, Preferences, Protected View

Adobe recommends choosing the "Files from potentially unsafe locations" option, but to be frank, we suggest you select "All files".