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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This vulnerability was reported by Stuart Pearson of Computer Terrorism (UK) Ltd.
This document was written by Jeff Gennari.
|Date First Published:||2006-09-18|
|Date Last Updated:||2007-07-11 17:30 UTC|