Adobe about-face: Photoshop, Illustrator patches will be free

Summary:Adobe has changed course and will now backport the fixes to existing software versions.

Facing widespread criticism for its decision to bundle critical security updates into paid upgrades for Photoshop and Illustrator, Adobe has changed course and will now backport the fixes to existing software versions.

The company's about-face was included in an update to the security bulletin:

We are in the process of resolving the vulnerabilities addressed in these Security Bulletins in Adobe Illustrator CS5.x, Adobe Photoshop CS5.x (12.x) and Adobe Flash Professional CS5.x, and will update the respective Security Bulletins once the patches are available.

The company did not provide a timeline for when the backported patches will be available.

Topics: Security

About

Ryan Naraine is a journalist and social media enthusiast specializing in Internet and computer security issues. He is currently security evangelist at Kaspersky Lab, an anti-malware company with operations around the globe. He is taking a leadership role in developing the company's online community initiative around secure content managem... Full Bio

zdnet_core.socialButton.googleLabel Contact Disclosure

Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.

Related Stories

The best of ZDNet, delivered

You have been successfully signed up. To sign up for more newsletters or to manage your account, visit the Newsletter Subscription Center.
Subscription failed.