Users urged to update Photoshop CS4 as vulnerabilities found

Photoshop patch
Think that if you keep on-top of your operating system security updates you’re doing a good enough job? Feeling smug that you’ve kept your copy of Adobe Flash and your PDF reader up-to-date? Well, think again. Because that might not be enough.

Critical vulnerabilities have been discovered in Adobe in versions of Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Windows and Macintosh that could allow a hackers to take control of affected computers.

According to a security advisory issued by Adobe, users of Photoshop CS4 version 11.0.1 are advised to update their software, to avoid the vulnerability which could allow a booby-trapped .ASL, .ABR, or .GRD file to hand control over to a remote hacker.

Users of Photoshop CS5 are not impacted by the vulnerability.

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Graham Cluley is an award-winning keynote speaker who has given presentations around the world about cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. A veteran of the computer security industry since the early 1990s, he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, makes regular media appearances, and is the co-host of the popular "Smashing Security" podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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