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Adobe Flash Player integer overflow vulnerability

Vulnerability Note VU#159523

Original Release Date: 2008-04-25 | Last Revised: 2008-07-21


Adobe Flash contains an integer overflow vulnerability. This vulnerability may allow an attacker to execute code on an affected system.


The Adobe Flash Player is a player for the Flash media format and enables frame-based animations and multimedia to be viewed within a web browser.

Adobe Flash Player contains an integer overflow vulnerability. An attacker may be able to trigger this overflow by convincing a user to open a specially crafted SWF file. The SWF file could be hosted or imbedded in a web page.


A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code or cause the Flash player to crash.



Adobe has released Flash version to address this issue.

Limit access to Flash files

Limiting access to untrusted Flash files may block some attack vectors that use malformed Flash files. See Securing Your Web Browser for more information. Consider using the NoScript extension to whitelist web sites that can run Flash in Mozilla browsers such as Firefox. See the NoScript FAQ for more information.

Vendor Information


Adobe Affected

Updated:  April 25, 2008



Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.


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CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base 0 AV:--/AC:--/Au:--/C:--/I:--/A:--
Temporal 0 E:ND/RL:ND/RC:ND
Environmental 0 CDP:ND/TD:ND/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND



Thanks to Adobe for information that was used in this report.

This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2007-0071
Severity Metric: 38.81
Date Public: 2008-04-08
Date First Published: 2008-04-25
Date Last Updated: 2008-07-21 17:59 UTC
Document Revision: 26

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