Users urged to update Photoshop CS4 as vulnerabilities found

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

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.

So, don’t forget, there is lots of software on your computer which might be in need of a security update, not just the…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.