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I found the same thing. The Help does not indicate if the patch has been installed successfully.
There is only one file changed before and after the patch, that is Annots.api.
The MSI log file indicates that installation was completed successfully.
However, digging deeper into the MSI log file I found the following line:
"ApplyAcrobatPatch: Error in getting entry for DLL: patchw32.dll, Entry: RTPatchApply32@12"
Do I need to worry about this? Does this line mean the patch was not successful despite the MSI log indicates otherwise?
I find an entry in Add/Remove Programs that Security Update 1 is installed.
What I am worried about is that my AcroRd32.exe version is suddenly 184.108.40.206; shouldn't that be 8.1.2.something?
I wonder if Adobe reads these forums?
I would have expected some form of reply on a topic like this.
I have several computers at work to deal with and I would like to be reassured that they are secure with this patch.
Open Adobe Reader, Click "HELP"
"Check for updates" click
When "box" opens, click--"SHOW DETAILS"
Shows what is available an what has been installed
I did that and it showed that I "needed" the security update, which I then installed. However, the program still shows that it is the old (Nov 2007) version.
The program (AcroRd32.exe) has not been replaced by the security update.
Does anybody know when there will be an Adobe Reader that has the securityfix integrated in the original installation?
May be Adobe Reader 9.
is this fact or assumption? If there is a critical update my suggestion to Adobe should be to get it out ASAP
The update is available for Adobe Acrobat/Reader 8.1.2.
yes, but I have to install the Adobe Reader 8.1.2 msi and on top of that the security update... If this update is critical, there should be an embedded adobe msi 8.1.2 with the security patch alreade embedded in it...
Im wondering when that one is coming...
> Im wondering when that one is coming...
I don't know. You can contact and ask Adobe.
The release notes http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=kb403742&sliceId=1 tells you how to check if the update was installed. The update creates a "Security Update" folder under C:\Program Files\Adobe. It also updates the "Annots.api" file under C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\plug_ins folder; the old version was 220.127.116.11 and the new version is 18.104.22.168. Hope this helps
Thanks, Jose. It definitely helps.
I have tried for 2 days to download the security update for Acrobat Professional 8.1.2 to no avail.
I have tried directly from the program itself and from the website using IE and Firefox. Download freezes however i try.
Is anyone else coming up with this problem updating Acrobat Professional/Reader version 8?
I had no problems downloading the update; try it from this link http://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/8.x/8.1.2SU/misc/AcrobatReaderUpd812_SU1_a ll.msi
My problem is same as Post #2
I have downloaded the security update and still see AcroRd32.exe as File version 22.214.171.124. I've done this on more than one machine running XP/SP2 with every Windows update applied except SP3. I have deleted Acrobat Reader via Control Panel and then for good measure deleted the sub-directory C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader manually.
I downloaded again, ran updates until I got "There are no updates available at this time."
I ran the security update as stated in the posts above(Post #16). This was verified via
Computer Management > System Tools > Event Viewer
Product: Adobe Acrobat and Reader 8.1.2 Security Update 1 (KB403742) -- Installation operation completed successfully.
There are 2 files in C:\Program File\Adobe\Security Update
HotFix64.exe and RdrSU.mst
I just don't see where AcroRd32.exe version 126.96.36.199 or whatever is supposed to come from?
I'm running this as Administrator and on 3 different machines each with the same result.
The security opdate doesn't change the file version of AcroRd32.exe.
That's what I've come around to understand. My problem is with the version of AcroRd32.exe. Secunia.com reports that version 188.8.131.52 of Acrobat Reader for Windows is insecure and to download the security update. Obviously, that is incorrect. I would also think that AcroRd32.exe version 184.108.40.206 from Adobe is also incorrect since the Help > About reports it is version 8.1.2.
That's what I don't understand now and maybe I should just stop worrying about it.
Several people have reported this to Secunia, but somehow they seem not to listen.
> I would also think that AcroRd32.exe version 220.127.116.11 from Adobe is also incorrect since the Help > About reports it is version 8.1.2.
That are two different things.