Photoshop invaded by critical flaw

by admin April 28, 2007 at 2:38 pm

Exploit code on the loose

Exploit code that could take advantage of a “highly critical” security flaw in the most recent versions of Adobe Photoshop has been published, a security researcher reported.

The security flaw affects Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 3, as well as CS2, according to a security advisory issued by Secunia on Wednesday.

The vulnerability concerns the way Adobe Photoshop handles the processing of malicious bitmap files, such as .bmp, .dib and .rle. A malicious attacker could exploit the flaw to launch a buffer overflow attack. That buffer overflow would then allow the intruder to take over a user’s system.

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