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Security Advisory: File permissions vulnerability in Adobe Creative Suite 2 (Windows, Mac OS)

Release Date: February 2, 2006

Products: Adobe Creative Suite 2, Adobe Photoshop CS2, Adobe Illustrator CS2

Platform: Windows, Mac OS

Vulnerability Identifier: APSB06-01

Overview: Adobe has been made aware that the file and folder permissions for Photoshop CS2, Illustrator CS2, and Adobe Help Center can permit non-privileged users to change key program files. This condition presents a risk for shared, multi-user systems. Adobe is providing update utilities which correct these access permission issues and prevent manipulation of the program files by non-privileged users. Adobe recommends that customers using CS2 products on shared systems apply these updates.

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

Details: The identified vulnerability allows non-privileged users permission to change key program files. This condition presents a risk for shared, multi-user systems. On such systems, a hostile user could take advantage of this condition to replace these program files with malicious or harmful code that could read, write, or destroy sensitive data if subsequently run by a privileged user.

Severity: Adobe categorizes this issue as an important issue and recommends that users patch their installations.

Recommendations: Download and install the AdobeSecurityPatcher from one of the following locations:

Adobe Illustrator CS2:

-- Windows: www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=3308

-- Mac OS: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=3307

Adobe Photoshop CS2:

-- Windows: www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=3306

-- Mac OS: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=3305

Adobe Creative Suite Premium:

-- Windows: www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=3304

-- Mac OS: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=3303

Adobe Creative Suite Standard:

-- Windows: www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=3230

-- Mac OS: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=3223

Acknowledgment: Adobe would like to thank Sudhakar Govindavajhala and Andrew Appel of Princeton University for reporting this issue and for working with us to help protect the security of our customers.

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