Miller's reference to "taviso" was to Tavis Ormandy, the Google security engineer who sparked debate this summer when he unveiled a critical Windows flaw just days after reporting it to Microsoft.
That debate, which resulted in Google and Microsoft proposing changes to how vulnerability researchers report bugs and how vendors react to the reports, centered about "full disclosure" and "responsible disclosure," two competing vulnerability-reporting philosophies.
Miller said in response to a follow-up question that Adobe told him Ormandy had reported the vulnerability before Black Hat.
Thursday's out-of-band update will include fixes for vulnerabilities other than the one Miller uncovered, Adobe has said. The company will also still ship its next regularly-scheduled quarterly update for Reader and Acrobat on Oct. 12.
In the past, Adobe has delayed its quarterly updates when it has issued an emergency patch.
Adobe will publish a security bulletin that includes links to the updated Reader and Acrobat sometime Thursday on its Web site.
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