If you are using the OS X firewall, and you’ve recently installed Creative Suite 3, you should probably be checking your firewall right about now. That’s because the Adobe Version Cue CS3 installer will shut off your firewall. More specifically, during the installation for Version Cue, the installer has to turn off the firewall in order to set up some TCP ports. These ports need to be open for communication to and from the Version Cue server, and the firewall would otherwise prevent the installer from tinkering with them. The problem occurs once Version Cue setup is done. Rather than turn the firewall back on at the end, the Version Cue installer inexplicably leaves it turned off, opening your Mac up to all sorts of nastiness. There’s no word on if it’s a bug or just a curious omission, but if you buy any of the affected versions of CS3 in the next few months, it would be a good idea to check your firewall after installation.
Wow, this is remarkably stupid on Adobe’s part. Sure, I understand having to temporarily disable the firewall during the setup/installation, but to leave the firewall turned off is just stupid and borderline negligent. That would be like a person installing a new front door which requires him to temporarily take apart the lock on the door, he then finishes installing the new front door, but intentionally does not reassemble the door lock. Adobe better fix this, and ASAP. P.S. this only applies to OS X users in case you didn’t read the above quote.