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Adobe mailto vulnerability

On October 5th, Adobe confirmed the vulnerability we reported on on September 20th.

While there is no patch available yet, there is a workaround available and slowly some details about the vulnerability are being made public as well. So applying the workaround might be very wise:

[quoting Adobe]
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\8.0\FeatureLockDown\cDefaultLaunchURLPerms

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\8.0\FeatureLockDown\cDefaultLaunchURLPerms

If tSchemePerms is set as follows:

To Disable mailto modify tSchemePerms by setting the mailto: value to 3

While at it, sign up for the adobe vulnerability alerts.

Swa Frantzen -- NET2S



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Oct 9th 2007

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