Adobe Reader XI 11.0.2 (OS X; Windows)
Security advisory: multiple security vendors have reported, and Adobe has acknowledged, unpatched vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader XI versions 11.0.1 and below, Adobe Reader X versions 10.1.5 and below, and Adobe Reader 9 versions 9.5.4 and below. These vulnerabilities causes the application to crash and could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. There are reliable reports from various security firms that these vulnerabilities are being exploited.
Adobe made a patch available to resolve the relevant Adobe Reader security issues on Feburary 20th, 2013 and Information Systems & Computing (ISC) strongly suggests that all users upgrade to Adobe Reader X 11.0.3. Updates for some previous versions of Adobe Reader are also available.
To check your version of Adobe Reader, select About Adobe Reader... under the Help menu (Windows) or select About Reader under the Adobe Reader menu (OS X). To update, allow Adobe Reader Updater to update or else manually update by selecting Check for Updates... under the Help menu.
Adobe's Reader is the recommended application for viewing PDF (Portable Document Format) files on the web. PDF documents are derived from documents created in other applications, such as InDesign or Excel, and retain the typography, layout, and graphics of the original. To read a PDF document online you need Adobe Reader software, a network connection, and a graphical web browser (such as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari) with Adobe's PDF plug-in installed. The plug-in allows you to view PDF files right in the window of your web browser.
Windows 8 Compatibility
Adobe Reader versions 10.1.5 and above function correctly in Windows 8. Microsoft Reader functions as a basic PDF reader within the Modern/tiled environment.
OS X Mountain Lion Compatibility
Adobe Reader X versions 10.1.5 and above function correctly in OS X Mountain Lion.
Adobe Reader is freeware; it is available for download using your PennKey and password.
Click on the download link below. The file will automatically unzip and place an installer on the desktop. Double-click the installer icon and follow the on-screen instructions accepting the defaults. After you finish, you can delete the installation file(s) from the desktop.
Click on the download link below. In the "Save As" window, create or go to the directory in which you want to save the file, append .exe to the file name if it is not already there, and click "Save". Open this directory, double-click the installation file, and follow the on-screen instructions accepting the defaults. After you finish, you can delete the installation file.
No further configuration is necessary.
Please note the following for Windows computers regarding the web browser plug-in:
After you ensure that the plug-in is in your browser's plug-ins folder, all you need to do is restart your browser before viewing PDF files.
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