Security Alerts - Acrobat and Reader version 10 end of support

Security Alerts - Acrobat and Reader version 10 end of support

Adobe will end support for Acrobat and Reader version 10 software starting on 11/15/2015 and there is no extended support available. Adobe Acrobat and Reader are used for creating, editing, and viewing documents in portable document format (pdf). The Adobe versions affected will receive no further updates that provide security mitigations, feature enhancements, or bug fixes. This software will still function as normal but it will be vulnerable to any future security risks and viruses. Antivirus software is not an effective mitigation as it has limited effectiveness with unpatched software. This means that systems running Adobe Acrobat and Reader after 11/14/2015 will not be secure and be at risk for infection.

 

SOFTWARE VERSIONS AFFECTED:

Product name

Version

End of support

Adobe Acrobat X Pro

10

11/15/2015

Adobe Acrobat X Standard

10

11/15/2015

Adobe Reader X

10

11/18/2015

Adobe Acrobat X Suite

10

11/23/2015

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

We recommend the following actions be taken:

·         Update to the latest available version of Adobe Acrobat/Reader 11.

·         Run all software as a non-privileged user (one without administrative privileges) to diminish the effects of a successful attack.

 

If there is a business case to not perform an immediate update to Adobe Acrobat/Reader 11:

·         Document and accept any risk related.

·         Update to the Final Release of Adobe Acrobat/Reader 10.

·         Run all software as a non-privileged user (one without administrative privileges) to diminish the effects of a successful attack.

·         Do not use the systems running an out of service software to access or store Category 3 or above data.

 

RESOURCES:

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/release-note/release-notes-acrobat-reader.html

http://www.adobe.com/devnet-docs/acrobatetk/tools/ReleaseNotes/10/10.1.16.html

http://www.adobe.com/devnet-docs/acrobatetk/tools/ReleaseNotes/11/11.0.13.html

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