Vulnerability Note VU#451380
Adobe Flash Player long string buffer overflow
Adobe Flash Player fails to properly handle malformed strings. This vulnerability may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code.
Adobe Flash Player is a player for the Flash media format and enables frame-based animations with sound to be viewed within a web browser. Adobe Flash Player fails to properly handle long dynamic strings, which allows a buffer overflow to occur. The specific cause of the underlying defect or the malformed strings that could exploit this vulnerability is not known.
Note that Microsoft has released Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-069 to address this issue.
A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code. Note that an attacker may be able to exploit this vulnerability by convincing a user to access a specially crafted web page.
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Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Adobe||Affected||-||18 Sep 2006|
|Apple Computer, Inc.||Affected||-||03 Oct 2006|
|Microsoft Corporation||Affected||-||14 Nov 2006|
CVSS Metrics (Learn More)
This vulnerability was reported by Stuart Pearson of Computer Terrorism (UK) Ltd.
This document was written by Jeff Gennari.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2006-3311
- Date Public: 12 Sep 2006
- Date First Published: 04 Oct 2006
- Date Last Updated: 11 Jul 2007
- Severity Metric: 33.41
- Document Revision: 35
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