A vulnerability in the Adobe Flash Player could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on an affected system.
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. An integer overflow vulnerability exists in the way some versions of the Flash Player handle Flash Video (.flv) media. This vulnerability could be exploited by an attacker with the ability to supply specially crafted media content to a user’s web browser, email client, or other applications that include or reference the Flash Player.
A remote unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code on an affected system. The attacker-supplied code would be executed with the privileges of the user running the vulnerable software component.
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Updated versions of the affected software have been published to address this issue. Please see the Systems Affected section of this document for more information.
This vulnerability was publicly reported in Adobe Product Security Bulletin APSB07-12. Adobe, in turn, credits Stefano DiPaola, Elia Florio and Giorgio Fedon with reporting this issue to them.
This document was written by Chad R Dougherty.
|Date First Published:||2007-07-11|
|Date Last Updated:||2007-11-15 12:51 UTC|