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Adobe Reader and Acrobat 10.1.0 update available

Adobe Reader and Acrobat 10.1.0 update available for download

Adobe Systems has released a security update for Adobe Reader 10.0.1 and earlier 10.x versions for Windows operating systems, Adobe Reader 10.0.3 and earlier 10.x  versions for Macintosh operating systems, and Adobe Acrobat 10.0.3 and earlier 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh operating systems to resolve critical security issues. For information, see: APSA11-16 Security updates available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat

Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in Adobe Reader 10.0.1 and earlier versions for Windows, Adobe Reader 10.0.3 and earlier versions for Macintosh, and Adobe Acrobat 10.0.3 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh. These vulnerabilities could cause the application to crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

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

This multilingual update is available in the following language versions: Brazilian Portuguese, Basque, Catalan, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, and Ukrainian.

  • Adobe Reader MUI 10.1 Update - Multiple Languages
    The Adobe® Reader® MUI 10.1 update adds support for new platforms, access to new online services and mitigation for security issues (for details see Security Bulletin APSB11-16) while providing more overall stability. For more information regarding enhancements and issues addressed in this release, see the Release Notes.
    http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5139
    Download -> AdbeRdrUpd1010_MUI.msp

This multilingual update is available in the following language versions: Brazilian Portuguese, Basque, Catalan, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, and Ukrainian.

  • Adobe Acrobat 10.1 Pro and Standard update - multiple languages
    The Adobe® Acrobat® 10.1 Pro and Standard update adds support for new platforms and mitigation for security issues (for details see Security Bulletin APSB11-16) while providing more overall stability. For more information regarding enhancements and issues addressed in this release, see the Release Notes. This update is cumulative and can be applied to version 10.0 of Acrobat Pro or Standard with or without patches 10.0.1, 10.0.2 or 10.0.3 already applied.
    http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5135
    Download -> AcrobatUpd1010.msp
  • Acrobat Pro users on Macintosh can also find the update here.

This multilingual update is available in the following language versions: Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, and Ukrainian.

Adobe recommends users of Adobe Reader 10.0.1 and earlier 10.x versions for Windows and Adobe Reader 10.0.3 and earlier 10.x versions for Macintosh update to Adobe Reader 10.1.0, available now. Adobe recommends users of Adobe Acrobat 10.0.3 and earlier 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh update to Adobe Acrobat 10.1.0.

Adobe Reader® and Acrobat® 10.1.0 Release notes

  • Updating and patching - Unlike versions prior to 10.0, update and patch installers are now cumulative as follows: Quarterly updates are always cumulative to the last MSI and out of cycle patches are cumulative to the last quarterly.

Security

  • General vulnerability mitigation.
  • Reader's Protected Mode:
  • Support for Citrix and Windows Terminal Services.
  • Support for OLE: opening of PDF embedded in office documents and ability to embed PDF in office documents.
  • iFilter compatibility: iFilter is used for search and indexing on Windows and enables keyword searching in a PDF from a Windows OS-based search. Prior to 10.1, iFilter did not work with Protected Mode enabled for Reader. To use iFilter on XP, the user must install Windows Desktop Search 4 (WDS4) which exists by default on new systems.
  • Support for DirectX 8 was removed. Users who have been using DX8 as the preferred renderer for 3D and multimedia should upgrade their directX plugin to directX 9.
  • Enhanced Security (Refer to the Preference Reference in the Administrator’s Information Manager for application configuration details):
  • The definition of Win OS trusted sites has been extended to include Local Intranet zones as well as the current Trusted Sites zones. When Automatically trust sites from my Win OS security zones is enabled, both zones are trusted as if they were specified as Privileged Locations and are therefore exempt from Enhanced Security’s restrictions. The customer benefit is that it easily extends trust to numerous servers and subnets in trusted PDF workflows.
  • Privileged Locations: Assigning trust to a folder is automatically recursive and also assigns trust to its subfolders.

Extended browser support

  • Viewing PDFs in Firefox 4 on Windows (not Mac)
  • WebCapture with Firefox 4 and IE 9 on Win and Mac

Digital signatures

The following improvements have been added to 10.1:

  • Acrobat/Reader 9.4.5 and Acrobat/Reader 10.1 will accept Identrust certificates with a SHA256 hash. Prior to these releases, certificates with OIDs under the Identrust arc enforced the use of SHA1.
  • The Signature Properties dialog provides a clearer presentation of signing time and validation times:
  • The Date fields on Date/Time and Summary tabs have been renamed to Signing Time. The field values always contains both the date and the signing time from the signer’s computer.
  • The Date/Time and Summary tabs contain more validation time details. In addition to the signing time from the signer’s computer, the validation time also appears in some workflows. For example, when a timestamp is present (including post-signing timestamps), the Date/Time tab displays timestamp details such as if it is embedded, the timestamp authority name, and other information. Some of this additional information also appear in the Certificate Viewer.
  • Prior to 10.1, OCSP responses without nextUpdate were never embedded in a signature. For 10.1 and later, OCSP responses are always embedded irrespective of the presence of nextUpdate; however, whether they are used for signature validation depends on certain conditions. This behavior is designed to support Acrobat’s long term validation feature and allows validating a signature with embedded responses that were valid at signing time. (Refer to the Digital Signatures Administration Guide or Preference Reference in the Administrator’s Information Manager for application configuration details)
  • Portfolio signature status indicators: 10.1 implements a portfolio status indicator called a Signature Badge. A signature badge button appears in a signed PDF portfolio window's taskbar except when the portfolio’s cover sheet is visible. Clicking the button displays the cover sheet and the expands the left-hand signature panel.

Improved user experience for silent and automatic updates

  • On Windows 7, Vista, and Server 2008, 10.1 installs ARMsvc.exe as part of the Updater. The new service enables silent and automatic updates on machines where a user has configured the application for automatic updates. The service eliminates information dialogs prior to updates. In enterprise settings, IT can use DISABLE_ARM_SERVICE_INSTALL=1 to disable the ARM service.

SharePoint integration

  • Now, like Microsoft Office, Acrobat and Reader X will ask users if they want to check out a PDF when opening that PDF from within Reader/Acrobat from Windows Explorer or from the SharePoint browser interface. The check in/out process has been streamlined and enhanced along with digital signature workflows.

Collaboration Workflows

Additional registry/plist preferences have been created to control the following:

  • bShowConnectDialog (Win) and ShowConnectDialog (Mac): Specifies whether the connect dialog in Shared Reviews appears. The setting maps to a checkbox entry under ‘Shared Review options’ in the ‘Reviewing’ pane in Preferences Dialog. By default, it is shown.
  • bShowWelcomeDialog (Win) and ShowWelcomeDialog (Mac): Specifies whether the welcome dialog in Shared Reviews appears. The setting maps to a checkbox entry under ‘Shared Review options’ in the ‘Reviewing’ pane in Preferences Dialog. By default, it is shown.

Live mail support

  • Acrobat and Reader both support Live Mail on Windows 7.

Flash

  • A more secure and enhanced Flash player is installed with this release.

Bug fixes

10.1 includes numerous bugs fixes. Some of the major affected areas include:

  • Security: Vulnerability fixes and mitigation additions.
  • 3D rendering/GPU usage: Performance enhancements and better support for features like rotation.
  • AIR integration: Transmission of data to and from a PDF.
  • AutoCAD integration: Improvements in text rendering and file conversion.
  • Browser integration: Improved performance, reliability, support for linking across iframes and new windows, and additional browser version support.
  • Dynamic forms/XFA: Numerous fixes which impact performance, file saving, display of tables and controls, and so on.
  • Scripting-JS APIs: Various fixes for inconsistent API behavior across Acrobat/Reader and Windows/Mac.
  • Word to PDF conversion: Fixes for cross references as well as conversion of images and formulas with Office 2007.

Adobe Reader® and Acrobat® 10.1.0 Release notes

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