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Critical Adobe patches released

February 22, 2010

Adobe recently released critical patches for Adobe Reader, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Flash Player, and Adobe AIR.

* All Windows PCs must be patched *

To patch Adobe Reader/Acrobat:

If you are already using version 9 of Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat, you can install the updates by opening the application and selecting:

Help > Check for Updates.

Follow the given instructions to download and install updates for your Adobe products.

Alternatively, to upgrade all Windows versions of Adobe Reader to 9.3.1, you can run the updater on MONOLITH at

\\monolith.srv.cs.cmu.edu\PC_Dist\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.3.1\SCS-AdobeReader-All-931.exe

More information about these Adobe security updates, including update information for Unix/Linux hosts and Macintoshes, can be found at:

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-07.html

To patch Adobe Flash Player:

Go to:

http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

and upgrade your version of Flash Player to the latest version, 10.0.45.2. Note that if you view Flash content in both Internet Explorer and another browser, such as Firefox, you will need to patch Flash Player for both types of browsers.

If you are using Adobe AIR:

Go to:

http://get.adobe.com/air/

and upgrade your version of Adobe Air to the latest version, 1.5.3.9130.

Please contact help@cs.cmu.edu or call the SCS Help Desk (x8-4231) if you have questions or problems with applying these patches.

Thank you for your attention,

Help Desk