Adobe photoshop question

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  1. oma53

    oma53 Registered Member

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    Hello,
    I am hoping someone can answer a question that came up recently from a friend.
    I have Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.
    I do not use any of the features such as the email services in the program and I have checked through the program for updates.
    It is my belief that the program does not make my system less secure, while my friend states that having this older program on my system does make it less secure.
    Could this program be a possible security risk?
    If so, how please?
    Thank You.
     
  2. innerpeace

    innerpeace Registered Member

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    I checked Secunia's site and it looks like your good to go. http://secunia.com/advisories/product/16390/

    Edit: I don't know much about Photoshop but I would probably be worried more about other programs you may have installed as being a security risk. Have a look at the link in my signature and run an online scan. It should point out any vulnerable programs you may have installed. Afterwords, update those that you can.
     
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  3. Rmus

    Rmus Exploit Analyst

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    Any image program can be exploited. If a vulnerability is found and someone crafts an image to exploit that vulnerability, then the user is at risk.

    The WMF (Windows Media File) image exploit is a notorious example. Several image programs were vulnerable - no Photoshop program was vulnerable.

    The last vulnerability against PS Elements was v. 5 in 2007:

    http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb07-13.html

    In these cases the user has to load the malicious image into the vulnerable program.

    You can track Adobe bulletins here, as I do:

    http://www.adobe.com/support/security/

    None have been issued for v.6, as innerpeace confirmed with Secunia, nor have any been issued for the older Photoshop 7 which I use.


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  4. Someone

    Someone Registered Member

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    It seems to me the majority of infections stem from Internet Explorer and Adobe Reader.
     
  5. oma53

    oma53 Registered Member

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    Thanks everyone who answered my question.
    I have learned a lot from researching the answers that were given.
     
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