Adobe, which was scheduled to release the latest installment of its quarterly patches on Tuesday, instead has held off until Oct. 13. The company was set back a month after it released an out-of-cycle patch on July 31 for "critical" vulnerabilities in Reader and Acrobat. Meanwhile, Oracle announced last week that it was delaying the release of its next round of quarterly fixes from Oct. 13 to Oct. 20 to accommodate attendees of the Oracle OpenWorld conference, which runs from Oct. 11 to 15. — DK