Vulnerability Note VU#945060
Adobe Flash products contain multiple vulnerabilities
Several vulnerabilities in Adobe Macromedia Flash products may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
The 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.
A number of vulnerabilites have been discovered in the way that the Flash Player handles data contained within the Flash (SWF) file. The underlying cause of these vulnerabilities is unknown at this time. A maliciously crafted SWF that exploits these vulnerabilities could be supplied through a web page, for example. Because of the way that Flash Player is used, multiple Adobe products are affected by these issues, including:
Note that vulnerable versions of the Flash Player are provided with a number of versions of Microsoft Windows, Apple's Mac OS X, and some distributions of the Linux operating systems.
A remote attacker with the ability to supply a specially crafted SWF file to a vulnerable host may be able to execute arbitrary code on that system. The attacker-supplied code would be executed with the privileges of the user opening the file.
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Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Adobe||Affected||03 Mar 2006||16 Mar 2006|
|Apple Computer, Inc.||Affected||-||11 Apr 2006|
|Gentoo Linux||Affected||-||09 May 2006|
|Microsoft Corporation||Affected||-||09 May 2006|
|Red Hat, Inc.||Affected||-||16 Mar 2006|
|SUSE Linux||Affected||-||09 May 2006|
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Thanks to Adobe Systems, Inc. for reporting this vulnerability. Adobe, in turn, credits Microsoft with reporting these vulnerabilities to them.
This document was written by Chad R Dougherty.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2006-0024
- Date Public: 14 Mar 2006
- Date First Published: 16 Mar 2006
- Date Last Updated: 18 Dec 2007
- Severity Metric: 25.65
- Document Revision: 35
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