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Advisory for License Management Service vulnerability

Release Date: June 9, 2005

Product: Adobe Photoshop CS, Adobe Creative Suite 1.0, Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5

Platform: Windows

Vulnerability Identifier: CAN-2005-0151

Overview: A vulnerability within the Adobe License Management Service has been identified. The vulnerability exists due to a flaw in the installation of the License Management Service, which can lead to an unauthorized person gaining access to the user's computer. The Adobe License Management Service is installed with various Adobe products that require product activation.

Adobe has solutions available that can rectify this issue. See the "Recommendations" section in this document for further information.

Effect: If exploited, an unauthorized person can exploit this to run a program with administrator privileges.

Details: Adobe is not aware of any report of malicious code that exploits this vulnerability. Adobe wants to be proactive by providing the users a simple mechanism to protect their systems.

Recommendations: Adobe recommends that all customers who purchased Adobe Photoshop CS, Adobe Creative Suite, or Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5 through the retail channel apply the Adobe License Management Service update (see the "Instructions" section) as a proactive measure.

Customers using the latest version of Photoshop (version CS2) or Adobe Creative Suite (version CS2) are not exposed to this vulnerability and do not need to apply this update.

Further, this update is applicable to products mentioned above on the Windows OS platform only.

Caveat: If you reinstall the affected products from their original media, rerun the update after you reinstall the software.

Instructions:

1. Download the Adobe License Management Service update from www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=2955.

2. Quit all Adobe applications.

3. Extract the downloaded almupd.zip file, and then double-click the almupd.exe file.

4. Follow the on-screen instructions.

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