New Attacks Against PDF Flaw Found in the Wild

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New attacks are being reported against a PDF vulnerability that we reported on last month. Hackers are using Javascript which contains shell code that is a mere 38 bytes long, and contains other subtle ways of working.

Granted, this is a Windows attack, and won’t affect Macs, but it shows that hackers have been busy finding ways to take advantage of a vulnerability that was widely publicized. In addition, since Adobe won’t be patching the flaw until January 12, hackers had some spare time to try it out.