On January 16, 2009, Adobe learned about a vulnerability in Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9 involving the JBIG2 image compression standard. Even though there were reports that the hole was being exploited, it took Adobe nearly two months to issue a patch.
"Our process was not optimized for rapid turn around. It took us longer than we wanted it to," Brad Arkin, director of product security and privacy at Adobe, said in a recent interview with CNET.
That wasn't the only exploit targeting Adobe's PDF reader programs. About 80 percent of new exploits targeted Adobe's … Read more