Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.5.0 update available for download

Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.5.0 update available for download

Adobe Systems has released a security update for Adobe Reader 9.4.7 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh operating systems, Adobe Acrobat 9.4.7 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows operating systems and Adobe Acrobat 9.4.6 and earlier 9.x versions for Macintosh operating systems to resolve critical security issues.

This update provides system requirement enhancements, mitigation for security issues, improved overall stability, bug fixes, and feature enhancements. For a list of specific bug fixes, new features, and other changes in this release, see the Release Notes.

The Updates are available for download from the Adobe Download Center:

Adobe Reader 9.5.0 update - All languages

Adobe Reader 9.5 full installer - All languages

Adobe Reader 9.5 update - Multilingual (MUI)

Adobe recommends users of Adobe Reader 9.4.7 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows update to Adobe Reader 9.5.0, available now.

Adobe Acrobat 9.5.0 Pro, Pro Extended, Standard update - All languages

A Windows-only release that provides mitigations against specific vulnerabilities.

  • Adobe Acrobat 9.5 Pro, Pro Extended, and Standard update - All languages
    This update provides system requirement enhancements, mitigation for security issues, improved overall stability, bug fixes, and feature enhancements. For a list of specific bug fixes, new features, and other changes in this release, see the Release Notes.
    http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5330
    Download -> AcrobatUpd950_all_incr.msp

Adobe recommends users of Adobe Acrobat 9.4.7 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows update to Adobe Acrobat 9.5.0.

Adobe Reader® and Acrobat® 9.5.0 Release notes

This release provides mitigations for vulnerabilities described in the security bulletin at http://www.adobe.com/go/apsb12_01.

Security Settings

  • Wild cards and privileged locations:
    • Wild card handling for trusted hosts now conforms to the Cross Domain Specification.
    • The error dialog for invalid trusted host names that use wildcards is improved.
    • A new preference allows IT to permit less restrictive wildcard usage when specifying trusted hosts.
  • DisableTrustedFolders|Sites now removes Options button from YMB when disabled and locked
  • DisableJavaScript in HKLM allows locking the JS engine off. An admins privileged locations in HKLM can bypass this restriction.
  • The Win OS Security Zone setting in the Privileged locations panel now includes Local Intranet zones in addition to the current Trusted Sites zone. The product should assign trust as Internet Explorer does.
    LC Workspace XFA in Flex forms will now honor Win OS trust zone override.
    • Multimedia security and trust: Multimedia trust is now integrated into the Trust Manager framework and the following changes have been made:
      The following UI items are removed from Preferences > Multimedia Trust (Legacy):
      • Clear your list of trusted documents
      • Display permissions for ( ) Trusted documents ( ) Other documents.
    • Legacy Multimedia trust (trust for media types that use a player other than the product’s) is now stored in the registry at cTrustManager\cMultiMedia rather than TMDocs.sav.

For more details about these and other security features, see the Application Security Guide.

Protected Mode

The following improvements and bug fixes have been made for the sandboxing feature on Windows:

  • User credentials for Acrobat.com are cleared from the registry on sign out for users that have installed McAfee 8.8.
  • Reader in protected mode is now compatible with Entrust software and Symantec PGP whole disk encryption.
  • Blacklisted file extensions are respected when present in links.
  • Revocation checking that uses MSCAPI (native Microsoft or third-party Tumbleweed) now functions correctly.
  • Reader performance is improved during save operations from a browser.

Signatures

  • Adobe’s Echosign service continues to be further integrated into Acrobat and Reader.
  • The presence and behavior of the Sign Pane can be configured by admins via registry-level preferences.
  • The performance and stability of signing operations is also improved.

Bug fixes

  • Text overlaps in a table cell at a page break.
  • Browser crashes when moving on to another page.
  • Reader and Acrobat 9.4.5 do not honor the Enhanced Security Setting "Automatically trust sites from my Win OS security zones" in IE 7.
  • Line height is not set for the first line in a multiline text field.
  • MS Ink signature in Word doc is missing from PDF after conversion.
  • Reader error on start when using Windows magnifier - "Failed to load an application resource internal error".
  • Database connection record is specific for a form in later Reader versions.
  • Trusting file/folder/host can bypass blacklisted file attachment list.
  • Invalid option in Files of type list while Creating PDF from File.
  • Acrobat loses italic output when printed to PCL printers.

Adobe Reader® and Acrobat® 9.5.0 Release notes

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