Adobe releases patches for critical vulnerabilities in Flash, Shockwave and Photoshop
Adobe releases patches for critical vulnerabilities in Flash, Shockwave and Photoshop

Adobe announced security updates for five products yesterday, with four rated as a critical severity.

The company released updates for critical severities in the Shockwave Player, Flash Media Server, Flash Player and Photoshop CS5. An ‘important severity' rated bulletin was also released for RoboHelp.

According to Adobe, the Shockwave vulnerability could allow an attacker to run malicious code on the affected system, the Flash Media Server vulnerability could allow an attacker to cause a denial of service on the affected system, the Flash Player vulnerabilities could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system while the Photoshop CS5 vulnerability could allow an attacker to take control of the affected system by convincing a user to open a malicious .GIF file.

Meanwhile Adobe said that the important vulnerability identified in RoboHelp 9 (versions 9.0.1.232 and earlier), RoboHelp 8, RoboHelp Server 9 and RoboHelp Server 8 could allow a specially crafted URL to create a cross-site scripting attack on RoboHelp installations.