Adobe today announced plans to ship a critical security patch next
Tuesday (April 13, 2010) to fix multiple high-risk security holes in
its Reader and Acrobat product lines.
The patches will be
released alongside a new automatic updater software that the company
hopes will speed up the downloading and deployment of its security
fixes. The security fixes in this Reader/Acrobat patch batch will
apply to Windows, Macintosh and UNIX users.
The new updater,
which was first shipped in a passive state last October, will be turned
on for all readers from next week to keep end-users up-to-date in a
much more streamlined and automated way, according to Adobe’s Steve Gottwals.