Summary

Adobe released a security update for Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 for Windows and Mac OS. This update addresses vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker who successfully exploits these vulnerabilities to take control of the affected system.

  • Vulnerability identifier: APSB12-11
  • Priority: 3
  • CVE number: CVE-2012-2027, CVE-2012-2028, CVE-2012-2052 
  • Platform: Windows and Mac OS

Affected Photoshop versions

Photoshop CS5 and CS5.1 for Windows and Mac OS

Details

This update addresses vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. For an attacker to exploit these vulnerabilities, a user must open a malicious TIF or DAE file in Photoshop CS5.1, Photoshop CS5, and earlier. Adobe is not aware of any attacks exploiting these vulnerabilities against Adobe Photoshop.

  • This update resolves a use-after-free TIFF vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2012-2027, Bugtraq ID 52634, which references www.securityfocus.com/bid/52634/).
  • This update resolves a buffer overflow vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2012-2028).
  • This update resolves a stack-based buffer-overflow vulnerability in the Collada .DAE file format that could lead to code execution (CVE-2012-2052, Bugtraq ID 53464, which references: http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/53464/).
  • This update applies to all languages, except Middle Eastern, North African French, and Greek. 


  • The 12.0.5 and 12.1.1 updates address only this security vulnerability. This issue does not exist in Photoshop CS6.

Downloads

If you have Photoshop CS5, only download and install the 12.0.5 update. If you have Photoshop CS5.1, only download and install the 12.1.1 update.

System requirements

  • One of the following language versions of Photoshop CS5 or CS5.1: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Korean, Japanese, Czech, Polish, Russian, Turkish, Hungarian, Ukrainian, or Romanian. 

  • Mac OS X v10.5.7, 10.6
  • Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 3 or Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 2, Windows 7 (certified for 32-bit Windows XP and 32-bit and 64-bit Windows Vista or Windows 7)

Installation instructions

Note:

If you're installing the update on Windows, unzip the file you've downloaded by using a utility such as WinZip or PKZIP.

  1. Disable all virus-protection software.
  2. Ensure that the folder on your hard disk containing Photoshop is named "Adobe Photoshop CS5." 

  3. Double-click the "AdobePatchInstaller" application. If the updater reports that it cannot find the application to update, uninstall Photoshop CS5 or CS5.1. Then, reinstall the application (use the default folder name "Adobe Photoshop CS5"). To uninstall Photoshop on Windows, navigate to the Applications/Utilites/Adobe Installers folder and run Add or Remove Adobe Photoshop CS5. When the uninstallation is complete, reinstall Photoshop, and then run the updater. 

  4. Follow the onscreen instructions.

Additional notes

This updater updates only the retail version of Adobe Photoshop CS5 or CS5.1 and not any prerelease (beta) versions. To confirm that the updater has run successfully, launch Photoshop. Verify that the version number on the startup screen shows 12.0.5 and not 12.0.0 for Photoshop CS5, or shows 12.1.1 and not 12.1.0 for Photoshop CS5.1. If it does not show correctly, it's possible that you don't have a retail version of Photoshop CS5. Contact your local Adobe retailer or visit the Adobe website to purchase one.

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