Adobe fixes critical security vulnerabilities in Lightroom, Prelude

Adobe has released security updates that address security vulnerabilities in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Digital Editions, Adobe Bridge, and RoboHelp.

In total, the company addressed ten security vulnerabilities affecting four products, with seven of them rated as critical as they allow arbitrary code execution or arbitrary file writes.

Of all the products receiving security updates today, Adobe Bridge has the most, fixing four ‘Critical’ code execution bugs and two vulnerabilities rated as ‘Important.’

Code execution bugs are the most serious as they could allow attackers to execute almost any command in Windows, including installing malware or taking over the computer.

In addition to the Adobe Bridge bugs, Adobe also fixed other vulnerabilities in their products, including:

Adobe advises customers using vulnerable products to update to the latest versions as soon as possible to fix bugs that could lead to successful exploitation of unpatched installations.

In most cases, users can update their software by using the auto-update feature of the product using the following steps:

  • By going to Help > Check for Updates.
  • The full update installers can be downloaded from Adobe’s Download Center.
  • Let the products update automatically, without requiring user intervention, when updates are detected.

If the new update is not available via autoupdate, you can check the security bulletins linked to above for the latest download links.