Adobe Acrobat Security Vulnerabilities Allow Root Privileges on Mac, Update Now

adobe acrobat iconTencent security researcher Yuebin Sun today disclosed three security vulnerabilities in Adobe Acrobat Reader for Mac that could allow an attacker to gain root privileges and access sensitive user data.

Adobe patched the vulnerabilities in an update to Acrobat this week, so make sure you are running version 2020.009.20063 or later by opening the app and navigating to Help > Check for Updates.

Adobe has shared a security bulletin with more details.

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Top Rated Comments

ouimetnick Avatar
35 months ago
Is there a benefit to using Adobe Acrobat Reader on a Mac? Preview seems to handle larger resolution PDFs with ease while it stutters and chokes with Adobe.
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
essaXio Avatar
35 months ago
Who is using Adobe Acrobat Reader on Mac? It is ugly and slow
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GadgetBen Avatar
35 months ago
Adobe is such a pile of garbage. Steve Jobs never liked them, very much like Windows there are ALWAYS more vulnerabilities with Adobe. Thank god Flash is nearly dead.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AFPBoy Avatar
35 months ago
"Cannot connect to Adobe update server. Please verify that you are connected to the Internet and check for updates again."

Thanks Adobe!
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
aleni Avatar
35 months ago
I can’t find the reason to install it on my macs since 2010. Haven’t got any problem opening pdf files with preview so far.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Hodar1 Avatar
35 months ago

Is there a benefit to using Adobe Acrobat Reader on a Mac? Preview seems to handle larger resolution PDFs with ease while it stutters and chokes with Adobe.
Between being one of the LARGEST infection Vectors (since Steve Jobs blasted them ) I have gone with PDFExpert. Not a subscription, seems to do pretty much everything I need, at a reasonable price.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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