Deploying Adobe Reader 9.4 Update
Adobe Reader 9.4 and 8.2.5 have been released, as part of the APSB10-21 bulletin, this is a major security update, which fixes vulnerabilities that are “in the wild” since early September. Here are the release notes, this mentions this update is “full installer” rather than a MSP based patch. The update is available on the FTP site as a 41.1 MB MSI file or 26.3 MB EXE. This update also patches Flash Player to the latest version.
Running the MSI will uninstall the old version of Reader and install the new version, losing any customization from your previous configuration. I assume I’d have to use Adobe Customization Wizard 9 for Reader 9.4 to get a proper configuration again or reuse an existing MST perhaps. This document goes into more detail about Acrobat/reader update process.
If anyone knows, will Adobe Patch management in CMS support this update, I assume it can’t be used to deploy 9.4 itself but going forward, if you have deployed the release via Software Delivery, it will support subsequent patches, say 9.4.1, if you are already on 9.4?