Vulnerability Spotlight: Multiple vulnerabilities in ACD Systems Canvas Draw 5


January 30, 2019 - 0 Comments

Cisco Talos is disclosing several vulnerabilities in ACD Systems’ Canvas Draw 5, a graphics-editing tool for Mac. The vulnerable component of Canvas Draw 5 lies in the handling of TIFF and PCX images. TIFF is a raster-based image format used in graphics editing projects, thus making it a very common file format that’s used in Canvas Draw. PCX was a popular image format with early computers, and although it’s been replaced by more sophisticated formats, it is still in use and fully supported by Canvas Draw.

In accordance with our coordinated disclosure policy, Cisco Talos worked with ACD Systems to ensure that these issues are resolved and that an update is available for affected customers.

Read more about these vulnerabilities here.



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