More ammo for complaints of Adobe Acrobat getting bloated: by including Flash inside of PDFs, whenever a vulnerability with Adobe Flash is found it means a Flash update is required and then a week or two later, Adobe Reader and Acrobat also need to be updated. Today, those Reader and Acrobat updates hit the wire. They were previously announced that they would be coming sometime during this week and August 19th is the magic day. This update is an out-of-cycle release and the next quarterly update is scheduled for October 12th, according to the Adobe PSIRT blog.
You can get the Adobe updates through the Help, Check for updates option of your application or through the Adobe FTP site.
As of publishing http://get.adobe.com/reader/ is still offering version 9.3.3.
The 9.3.4 update addresses critical vulnerabilities that exist on all platforms in Reader and Acrobat 9.3.3. See today’s Security Bulletin for more details.
You can use these updates to deploy the latest version via Group Policy by following the instructions in a previous article, Using Group Policy to Deploy Adobe Acrobat 9.3.2. The updated sequence of updates is:
Adobe Acrobat: 9.0 -> 9.1 -> 9.1.2 -> 9.2 -> 9.3 -> 9.3.2 -> 9.3.3 -> 9.3.4
Adobe Reader: 9.3 -> 9.3.2 -> 9.3.3 -> 9.3.4
Now time for me to go prepare my own updated deployment.