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Security vulnerability in Adobe CS5.

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by bilzmale, May 14, 2012.

  1. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
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    Adobe has announced that a critical vulnerability in its Adobe Photoshop
    CS5 version can only be remedied by buying the new version CS6 at a cost of
    between $199 and $600 depending on the license entitlement already held.
    Adobe has told users to "exercise caution" over what files they open with
    their applications if they aren't prepared to pay for the upgrade.

    Some users have been surprised to be asked to pay for an updated version
    when software companies normally issue patches and updates as part of
    product support. Following public pressure Adobe has now said that it is in
    the process of resolving these vulnerabilities in Adobe Photoshop CS5.x.
    They will update their information for users once the patch to CS5 is
    available.

    If you use Adobe Photoshop CS5 you are advised to be cautious when
    processing .TIFF files from an unknown source. A booby trapped .TIFF file
    could take control of your computer using the CS5 vulnerability.
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