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J-R Photoshop CS3 End of life
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Secunia reports Photoshop CS3 as end-of-life and recommends an upgrade. On my wifes computer ( XP ) it was reported as insecure.

Any particular issues regarding Photoshop CS3 I have to be aware of? I am not going to upgrade unless it has some really insecure components.

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Maurice Joyce RE: Photoshop CS3 End of life
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Here is the Secunia advisory on the product.

U will note it has a highly critical vulnerability outstanding hence the PSI warning.

If it really is End of Life Adobe will not fix that vulnerability as they will have withdrawn all support.

Like all End of Life products there are 3 basic choices.

1. Upgrade to the latest version.
2. Uninstall the programme.
3. Continue to use it knowing there is an element of risk - in this instance (if I have found the correct programme ) that risk is very high.

Hope this helps.


Windows 7 SP1 64 Bit OS
HP Intel Pentium i7
IE 11 for Windows 7 SP1
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ddmarshall RE: Photoshop CS3 End of life
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You could also consider using the Microsoft Extended Migitigation Experience Toolkit to prevent exploitation of the vulnerability.

Links to information about this tool and the download can found here:

This answer is provided “as-is.” You bear the risk of using it.
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highstream RE: Photoshop CS3 End of life
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Thanks for those links. EMET will help not only with this but also with Office 2000, which I keep around for occasional need.

Secunia's vulnerability warning page for CS3 Photoshop actually doesn't tell the user much of anything specific, it's just scare. One has to do a search. There is only one recent warning (post 2007). It's for CS Photoshop's TIFF processing and was posted in May. Which raises a question, how come it's just showing up in the list now?
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JoanneC RE: Photoshop CS3 End of life
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The only vulnerability I'm seeing is also the TIFF issue. It appears that if I don't open a TIFF sent to me by someone, I should be OK. But the Vulnerability Report says there are 3 advisories & 4 vulnerabilities. Where & what are they?
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Anthony Wells RE: Photoshop CS3 End of life
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Hello @JoanneC ,

Here is the full list ; the one you know about is the only one not patched :-

Hope that clears any confusion .



It always seems impossible until its done.
Nelson Mandela
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J-R RE: Photoshop CS3 End of life
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Thank you for all the replies and the links. It was helpful.
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