Adobe Reader comes bundled with an open type version of Minion Pro, Myriad Pro and some other fonts.
What is the license status with these fonts? Can they be used freely?
The fonts distributed with Adobe Reader or Adobe Reader font packs has the following license:
So, short answer is no, you cannot use them for anything else, and the above answer is IMO wrong.
The Adobe Reader X EULA applies to fonts distributed with the package. It is specifically said that you may use the software (which includes the fonts) and usage means to access, copy or otherwise benefit from the software.
So if you download the Adobe Reader, you are allowed to use the fonts to typeset a document, include them in the resulting PDF file and print. Reasonably speaking, you may as well redistribute the document as the Adobe Reader including the fonts is freely available.