Adobe Changes Course; Will Patch Security Bugs In CS5 And CS5.5 - HotHardware
Adobe Changes Course; Will Patch Security Bugs In CS5 And CS5.5

Adobe Changes Course; Will Patch Security Bugs In CS5 And CS5.5

As any software company well knows, there comes a time where you simply cannot support older versions. Try getting Microsoft to give you tech support on Windows 3.1, for example. But that line has always been a fine one, and Adobe has been pushing its luck of late. For instance, Lightroom 3 will never get a RAW plug-in update to support Nikon's D4, despite Lightroom 4 only recently shipping. But while the company may get away with that, it has been forced to change its tone with regard to security. A convenient update like D4 support is one thing; patching security holes only for those who buy your newest software? Well, that's reason to bark.

Responding to PR and public backlash, Adobe has changed course and now states that the outgoing CS5 suite will indeed receive security updates that were scheduled to only apply to CS6. The company's blog post now states: "We are in the process of resolving these vulnerabilities in Adobe Photoshop CS5.x, and will update this Security Bulletin once the patch is available."


Illustrator and Flash will get updated in time as well, with eight "critical" bugs to be addressed ASAP. Keep on fighting for those rights, folks. Maybe Lightroom 3 will get an update as well.
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Its sad to see companies give up on there software like that. If your going to stop supporting provide something newer and more powerful and get rid of the old one. Dont just stop supporting it especially if a good amount of people still use it and also if involves people internet security and possible private information but im glad enough complaints caused them to turnaround somewhat. I guess something is better than nothing right?...

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This is no different from Apple only updating the latest and greatest version of whatever even though every previous version of their OS, IOS etc are all vulnerable to something.  Perhaps if users had to pay for Adobe patches Adobe would take security a bit more seriously. 

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Adobe is just about the worst when it comes to security vulnerabilities. Flash is a great example of a plug-in that allows many viruses into computer systems. Java of course is another notorious plug-in that is exploited. Pretty ridiculous that they would not patch security holes in older products I mean Microsoft is still releasing security patches for Windows XP and I don't see that ending anytime soon.

The thing that we need to remember is that no software is perfect and there will always be a way for a creative coder to exploit the software.

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omegadraco:
The thing that we need to remember is that no software is perfect and there will always be a way for a creative coder to exploit the software.

Totally agree. You're only fooling yourself if you think otherwise.

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