Adobe is warning of a critical vulnerability in both Reader and Acrobat that could lead to remote code execution.

"There are reports that attackers already are using the Reader bug in targeted attacks, and Adobe said it plans to have a patch ready by next week," writes Threatpost's Dennis Fisher.

"Adobe security officials said that the vulnerability affects multiple versions of both Acrobat and Reader, but that Reader X is somewhat protected against attacks thanks to the presence of the sandbox, or Protected Mode, in that version," Fisher writes.

Go to "Adobe Warns of Critical Zero-Day Flaw in Reader and Acrobat" to read the details.

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