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Adadobe Macromedia Flash Vulnerabilities


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#1 jgweed

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 08:50 PM

"There are critical vulnerabilities in Macromedia Flash player and related software that may allow an attacker to take control of your computer," according to the US-CERT Alert. Certain features of some Macromedia products, including the popular Flash viewer, could allow unauthorised control of a computer or cause it to crash by opening a malicious Flash file. Systems effected:
Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and other operating systems that use
the following products:
* Adobe Macromedia Flash Player
* Adobe Macromedia Flash
* Adobe Macromedia Flex
* Adobe Macromedia Breeze
* Adobe Macromedia Shockwave Player


Adobe has provided an version update to correct this vulnerability for Flash Player (among other products). Their security bulletin can be found here:

http://www.macromedia.com/devnet/security/.../apsb06-03.html

"Adobe recommends all Flash Player 8.0.22.0 and earlier users upgrade to the new version 8.0.24.0," which can be downloaded from:

http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/downlo...=ShockwaveFlash

Regards,
John

Edited by jgweed, 16 March 2006 - 09:33 PM.

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 10:09 PM

Thanks for the heads up JG.
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