The Vertex Upgrade Patch
should fix the admin issue, but it's an overhaul of the way the framework functions, so you'll need to grab the latest versions of each plugin from the downloads area.
If you don't want to change out the plugins, then you'll need to grab just the vertex/admin folder from the patch and delete + replace the one in the theme.
If you choose this method, you will also need to downgrade the Image and Content Fader to the last version that was compatible with the old framework, as per the Wordpress FAQ
If the Image and Content Fader has stopped working after a WordPress update, you probably updated the plugin at the same time.
If you use a theme older than Corporate Response or don't want to patch a newer one that is pre-responsive, you will need to downgrade back to the previous (mootools) version
of the plugin and remember not to upgrade again without the Vertex Upgrade Patch