Adobe Plugs Critical Photoshop Security Flaws


Adobe has issued a warning for a pair of major security vulnerabilities affecting its popular Photoshop image manipulation software.

The flaws, rated critical, expose both Windows and MacOS users to code execution attacks, Adobe said in an advisory released Tuesday.

The updates, available for Photoshop 2020 and Photoshop 2021, are being pushed via the software’s automatic updating mechanism.

Adobe described the vulnerabilities as memory corruption issues with 7.8 CVSS scores.

The company also shipped advisories with patches for serious bugs in Adobe Media Encoder (code execution, critical), multiple major security defects in Adobe Bridge and Adobe Captivate.

Adobe also pushed a patch to cover multiple code execution holes in the Adobe XMP Toolkit SDK.

“Adobe has released updates for XMP-Toolkit-SDK. These updates resolve multiple critical and important vulnerabilities. Successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user,” the company said.

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Ryan Naraine is Editor-at-Large at SecurityWeek and host of the popular Security Conversations podcast series. Ryan is a journalist and cybersecurity strategist with more than 20 years experience covering IT security and technology trends. He is a regular speaker at cybersecurity conferences around the world.
Ryan has built security engagement programs at major global brands, including Intel Corp., Bishop Fox and Kaspersky GReAT. He is a co-founder of Threatpost and the global SAS conference series. Ryan’s career as a journalist includes bylines at major technology publications including Ziff Davis eWEEK, CBS Interactive’s ZDNet, PCMag and PC World.
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