PDF compromises Windows(September 27, 2007)
GNUCitizen warned that due to a leak in Adobe Acrobat/Reader PDF documents there is a high security risk for Windows users.
The vulnerability affects Windows XP SP2 with IE7 and Adobe Reader 8.1, 8.0 and 7. Windows Vista users are not affected. Here is a harmless demonstration of the issue:
The PDF issue is officially confirmed by Adobe's team. Foxit is vulnerable as well, although the user is required to interact with the document in order to launch the exploit.
GNUCitizen advised not to open
any PDF files (locally or remotely) until Adobe fix their closed source
product. They suspected other PDF viewers might be vulnerable too.