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Oliver Debon Flash plug-in vulnerable to buffer overflow processing incorrectly formatted sound file

Vulnerability Note VU#451096

Original Release Date: 2001-05-17 | Last Revised: 2001-06-20


When passed an incorrectly formatted sound file, the Oliver Debon (freeware) Flash plug-in is reportedly vulnerable to a buffer overflow.


The DefineSound tag in a sound file passes data to a Flash plug-in. If this tag specifies fewer samples than are actually present in the data, a buffer overflow may occur in the plug-in produced by Oliver Debon.


The attacker may crash browser or execute commands as the user running the Flash plug-in.


Because the software is unsupported and no patches are available, CERT/CC is unaware of any corrective measures.

Vendor Information


Macromedia Not Affected

Updated:  May 15, 2001


Not Affected

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.


The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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Neal Krawetz authored the original description of the vulnerability.

This document was last modified by Tim Shimeall

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2001-0127
Severity Metric: 0.08
Date Public: 2001-01-05
Date First Published: 2001-05-17
Date Last Updated: 2001-06-20 13:47 UTC
Document Revision: 12

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