back to article In trying times like these, it's reassuring to know you can still get pwned five different ways by Adobe Illustrator files

Adobe has emitted fixes for multiple remote code execution holes in Illustrator and its Bridge code. Those who rely on Adobe Illustrator version 24.0.2 for Windows, or earlier builds, will want to make sure they install APSB20-20, the latest round of security fixes for the drawing tool. "This update resolves critical …

  1. Pascal Monett Silver badge
    Trollface

    "This update resolves critical vulnerabilities"

    Of course it does. And how many more does it introduce ?

    Ah, Adobe, the treadmill of security patches.

    Okay, I know, everyone is patching, but Adobe is in a special category of its own there. Even more special than Microsoft.

    1. Version 1.0 Silver badge

      Re: "This update resolves critical vulnerabilities"

      And every time you update Adobe products they serve you an advert - so vulnerabilities are actually a form of cheap advertising and provide Adobe with your IP address and details of the applications that you are still using. No wonder they keep updating.

    2. Marketing Hack Silver badge
      IT Angle

      Re: "This update resolves critical vulnerabilities"

      For those optimistic fools that believed that the ongoing EoL of Flash would end the parade of Adobe security updates.

  2. Mage Silver badge
    Black Helicopters

    Adobe is in a special category of its own there

    Do you have to rent Illustrator or can you still buy it?

    1. Foxglove

      Re: Adobe is in a special category of its own there

      You don't have to do either of those things!

      1. Mage Silver badge
        Coffee/keyboard

        Re: Adobe is in a special category of its own there

        Indeed I've always used other solutions, though I used it once I think.

        Indesign: Far better solutions years ago. Ghastly for ebooks, a fudge of something meant to output fixed layout pages for print.

        Photoshop: Unless someone else is paying, no.

        Acrobat: Far better solutions years ago, for viewing or creation.

  3. Martijn Otto

    The only thing Adobe Illustrator illustrates well

    is how not to write software.

  4. anthonyhegedus Silver badge

    Adobe acrobastard reader is bad enough. At least it doesn’t default to installing mcafee nonsense any more.

    1. jason 7 Silver badge

      Unchecky is your friend!

  5. autisticatheist
    Linux

    In trying times like these, it's reassuring to know that Inkscape is free, cross-platform and relatively unblemished by security snafus.

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