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Adobe Patches Severe Flaw in Windows and Mac Versions of Reader and Acrobat


Adobe says it has rolled out a patch for four vulnerabilities across Windows and macOS. These flaws all have a critical-severity rating and are found in the company’s Acrobat and Reader range of applications.

In a release, Adobe points out the flaws could allow bad actors to exploit the apps and create arbitrary code. The four vulnerabilities are:

  • A heap-based buffer overflow (CVE-2020-24435)
  • Out-of-bounds write glitch (CVE-2020-24436)
  • A pair of use-after free flaws (CVE-2020-24430 and CVE-2020-24437)

Adobe rolled out fixes for the flaws as part of its usual patch cycle. These occur on the second Tuesday of the month, but this time the company has sent out it monthly fixes out of schedule:

“While Adobe strives to release regularly scheduled updates on update Tuesday, occasionally those regularly scheduled security updates are released on non-update Tuesday dates,” the company says. “The November 2020 release of Adobe Reader and Acrobat is a standard product release that includes new product features as well as fixes for bugs and security vulnerabilities.”

Affected Versions

In its release note, Adobe says the following Acrobat DC and Reader DC Continuous versions are affected: 2020.012.20048 and earlier on Windows and Mac, Classic 2020 versions 2020.001.20005 and earlier on Windows and Mac, and Classic 2017 versions 2017.011.30175 and earlier on Windows and Mac.

“There are currently no known exploits,” the company adds. “Based on previous experience, we do not anticipate exploits are imminent. As a best practice, Adobe recommends administrators install the update soon (for example, within 30 days).”

As always for Windows and Mac users, the remedy for avoiding these vulnerabilities is to update the affected products.

Adobe and Microsoft are long-term partners. In 2019, Adobe said it is in collaboration with Avanade, a company shared by Microsoft and Accenture. Adobe Experience Cloud will now integrate with Microsoft Dynamics 365.

In October, Microsoft announced a new partnership with Adobe and for the launch of a Microsoft Dynamic 365 powered solution known as C3 AI CRM. According to Microsoft, the tool is the first of its kind to integrate Dynamics 365 and Adobe Cloud Experience with solutions.

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NetSpeedMonitor is one of the most popular Windows tools for monitoring Internet traffic directly from the taskbar.

We show you how to install the freeware network meter on Windows 10 and how to use it to measure your bandwidth.

NetSpeedMonitor is a freeware tool that can be easily managed from the taskbar.

Many users have been using it for years and it is part of their standard setup for every Windows installation.

Unlike the somewhat confusing task manager, it monitors your upload and download speeds directly and without any detours, and you can also view long-term statistics.

Even though NetSpeedMonitor hasn’t been updated since 2010 and initially refuses to install on Windows 10, the free network meter still works perfectly today and is the perfect way to show internet speed on your taskbar.

But in fact NetSpeedMonitor has no compatibility problems with Windows 10.

An error message displayed during installation only refers to the setup program, not to the NetSpeedMonitor bandwith monitor application which runs just fine on Windows 10.

With our step by step instructions you can easily install NetSpeedMonitor on Windows 10 and then monitor your traffic with just a glimpse to the taskbar.

Installing NetSpeedMonitor on Windows 10

After downloading the NetSpeedMonitor installer, right-click on the file and choose “Properties”.

Windows 10 - File Explorer - NetSpeedMonitor.exe - Properties

There switch to “Compatibility” and check “Run this program in compatibility mode for”.

Windows 10 - NetSpeedMonitor.exe - Properties - Compatibility

Right below, select “Previous versions of Windows”.

Windows 10 - NetSpeedMonitor.exe - Properties - Compatibility - Compatibility mode


Using NetSpeedMonitor on Windows 10

Once installed, NetSpeedMonitor will show you your current traffic in kbit/s in the taskbar. The number behind “U:” stands for your upload rate, behind “D:” your download speed is shown. When you move the mouse over it, you will also see the values for your current computer session since startup and for the past month and week.

How to Install and Use NetSpeedMonitor in Windows 10

A right click on the task bar traffic monitor and choosing “Configuration” will take you to the NetSpeedMonitor preferences.

Windows 10 - NetSpeedMonitor - Taskbar - Configuration

“General” lets you select which network adapter to monitor and the bandwith format you want to display on your task bar traffic meter.

Windows 10 - NetSpeedMonitor - General

The other tabs let you change some more settings, like for example at “Layout”you can change the font style you wan NetSpeedMonitor to use for the traffic monitor.Windows 10 - NetSpeedMonitor - Layout

Right clicking the task bar monitor gives you some more useful options like “Data traffic” which will show you some detailed statistics for selected days of the past.

Windows 10 - NetSpeedMonitor - Taskbar - Data Traffic

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