Adobe Photoshop Security Reaches New Low

Adobe Photoshop CS 5.5 was released about a year ago. CS6 is out now, but with 5.5 barely being a year old, anyone who bought it could safely expect Adobe to keep it up to date for a while, right? Not so much.

Adobe found a vulnerability that would allow a malicious .TIFF file opened in Photoshop 5.5 to allow a hacker to take over your system. OK, no problem, here's the security update. Except the "update" is Photoshop CS6. For everyone else, Adobe suggests they follow "security best practices and exercise caution when opening files from unknown or untrusted sources".

You know what's included in "best practices", Adobe? Updating to the latest versions of your software's security patches. Usually, mind you, your software, specifically, since everything you make is a magnet for hackers and vulnerabilities. Ugh. [Adobe via Ycombinator]


Comments

    Was this ever an issue that was well know in advance to CS6?
    Or did they just bring this to our attention now? Doesn't really matter.
    I wonder how many people will fork out a bazillion dollars just because of this security warning

    Haven't opened a TIFF since '06.

      I work with TIFFs all the time. it is my chosen print format for images

      Ok then, that makes it alright!

    wow, so there version of fixing a serious security hole is to expect everyone to pay a great heap to upgrade the software.

    That's it... On to the pirate ship!

    Considering there is no 'upgrade' path for CS6 its abit of a stab in the back for the price of this software -_-

      http://www.adobe.com/au/products/photoshop/faq.html#upgrade-eligibility

      "Owners of suite editions from one version back (in this case, from CS5 or CS5.5 since CS5.5 was an interim release) qualify for upgrade pricing to a CS6 suite edition. Owners of individual CS5 or CS5.5 products also qualify for upgrade pricing to the same product (but not to suite editions).

      Onder this policy, any version earlier than CS5 will not be eligible for upgrade pricing. However, we are making a special offer to owners of CS3 and CS4 individual products and suite editions that will give them a temporary upgrade path to CS6 until December 31, 2012. After that date, only customers on CS5 or CS5.5 will qualify for upgrade pricing to CS6."

      Looks like they offer upgrade pricing to me.

        yeah, but adobe STILL doesn't actually update your software. it just makes a new install. gay.

    Typical of Adobe with their design programs. They never support them past the new version. I don't think they could anyway- the old programmers who're experts on the older versions leave and the new guys rarely know much about them... so it seems anyway.

    Adobe can eat a dick! They have yet to incorporate Intel Quick Sync into premier pro FFS

    Or... You can just learn to use The Gimp + various other awesome open source alternatives out there.. I use to use photoshop, I've since started using Gimp, and have never look back. Has everything I need.

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