Adobe Reader 8.1.3 (Linux / Sparc Solaris) Released

NoOp glgxg at
Tue Nov 11 23:35:53 UTC 2008

For those using Adobe Reader 8.1.2 you should update to 8.1.3 as 8.1.2
has several critcal security issues [1]. You can easily do this on Hardy
(I don't have intrepid installed to test on) by downloading the .deb
version from:
or better yet, use gwget or wget to get it from the ftp site:

Once downloaded, use Synaptic to remove the Ubuntu/Medibuntu version of
acroread, then open Nautilus & double-click on the
AdobeReader_enu-8.1.3-1.i386.deb file to install. You can of course use
dpkg from the terminal (sudo dpkg -i AdobeReader_enu-8.1.3-1.i386.deb),
but it's just as easy to use Nautilus.

That's it. Added note: the first thing that I generally do w/AR is turn
off internet access & javascript etc., but your mileage may vary.

[1] References:
[Security Bulletin]
[Release notes]

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