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Photoshop CS6 13.0.1 patches security issue, bugs

31 August 2012 1,749 views 4 Comments

Though Photoshop is rarely used as a hacker attack vector, Adobe has addressed an issue in Photoshop CS6 that could result in someone pwning your Mac…

It is good to see folk taking care of business. Though Photoshop is rarely (ever?) used as a hacker attack vector, Adobe has addressed an issue in Photoshop CS6 that could result in someone pwning your Mac. Additionally, this update fixes feature, stability and performance bugs, too.

Adobe has released Photoshop CS6 13.0.1, which “includes many critical fixes improving security, stability and performance while also addressing a number of high priority bugs with 3D, Crop, Type, Painting, Paths, and Shapes.”

As noted in the lead, Photoshop CS 13.0.1 also patches a serious security vulnerability, which is described in Adobe Security Bulletin APSB12-20:

This update addresses a vulnerability that could allow an attacker who successfully exploits this vulnerability to take control of the affected system.

Sounds like a garden variety buffer overflow exploit, something that doesn’t require an advanced degree to exploit. Photoshop CS5 and earlier versions are not affected by this issue.

For what it’s worth, Photoshop CS6 13.0.1 only updates the retail version of the app and not pre-release betas.

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