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Severe vulnerability in Adobe CS2

by Nikola Strahija on February 4th, 2006 Adobe Systems has published security patches to plug a serious code execution flaw in the Adobe Creative Suite 2. The vulnerability affects Adobe Creative Suite 2, Adobe Photoshop CS2 and Adobe Illustrator CS2 on both Windows and Mac OS platforms.


In the Adobe security bulletin it states that the vulnerability could be exploited by malicious hackers launch security bypass, data manipulation and privilege escalation attacks.

-If exploited, this vulnerability could allow a hostile user to replace program files with malicious or harmful code that could read, write, or destroy sensitive data if subsequently run by a privileged user, Adobe warned.

The flaw is caused due to insecure default file permissions being set on the installed files and folders, which allows any non-privileged users on the system to remove the files or replace them with malicious binaries.

Adobe said the vulnerability presents a risk for shared, multi-user systems. The company warned that the malicious code could be used to read, write or completely destroy sensitive corporate data.


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