Tech News: Updates for the Firefox 3.0.12 users and Adobe Reader, Acrobat and Flash Player Vulnerability

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Updates for the Firefox 3.0.12 users

Another update was released by Mozilla but this time its for the old Firefox 3.0.12. The update will patch up the five critical security vulnerabilities and a fixes for a number of bugs in the browser.

Cnet News:

“We strongly recommend that all Firefox 3.0.x users upgrade to this latest release,” Mozilla said on its developer blog. “If you already have Firefox 3, you will receive an automated update notification within 24 to 48 hours. This update can also be applied manually by selecting ‘Check for Updates…’ from the Help menu.”

Version 3.0.12 fixes five critical problems and one high-level security problem, according to the Mozilla security advisory site.

For me, rather than downloading the update, why not update to the latest version 3.5.1, which you can download at this link.

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Adobe Reader, Acrobat and Flash Player Vulnerability

US-Cert posted on their site an alert about a vulnerability affecting Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.1.2 and Flash Player 9 and 10, which was posted at the Adobe Developer’s Blog site. Then US-CERT issue a work around to minimize the impact if not totally fix it.


  • Disable Flash in Adobe Reader 9 on Windows platforms by renaming the following files: “%ProgramFiles%\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\authplay.dll” and “%ProgramFiles%\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\rt3d.dll”.
  • Disable Flash Player or selectively enable Flash content as described in the Securing Your Web Browser Document.

For more information about the vulnerability, you can visit the KB 259425 of US CERT’s Vulnerability Notes Database.

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Last modified: July 23, 2009

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