The exploit we’ve previously mentioned here only affects you if your setup matches the following:
Platform: Windows XP (Vista users are not affected) with Internet Explorer 7 installed
Affected Software Versions:
- Adobe Reader 8.1 and earlier versions
- Adobe Acrobat Standard, Professional and Elements 8.1 and earlier versions
- Adobe Acrobat 3D
Adobe has finally provided a workaround, though it’s not terribly straightforward if you’re uncomfortable mucking about in the registry:
They plan to eventually provide a more user-friendly solution. Until then, the exploit–while not known to be out in the wild yet–has the potential to be extremely damaging; applying Adobe’s workaround is strongly recommended while we wait for them to provide a proper, more-polished patch.