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April 17, 2008

Security Risk in Flash Player 8

by @ 3:20 pm. Filed under Flash Articles, Urgent Flash Bulletin

Macromedia has announced that their are security vulnerabilities in browsers plug-in Flash Player and earlier versions of Flash Player 8.

An Adobe/Macromedia Flash player security vulnerability that could potentially allow an attacker to execute remote code on a user’s system has been identified. Essentially you could get infected by simply viewing a malicous Flash file within your browser.

A Cyber Security Alert has been issues by US-Cert (the US computer emergency readiness team). Microsoft has also issued a security advisery.

The following are affected by this vurlnerability: Flash Professional 8, Flash Basic, Flash MX 2004, Flex 1.5, Breeze Meeting Add-In 5.1 and earlier, and Adobe Macromedia Shockwave Player and earlier.

Adobe has released an upgraded version of Flash Player that can be downloaded here.

Other articles discussing this are as follows:

:: Adobe Security Bulletin
:: Flash Users Advised to Upgrade
:: Secunia Vurnerability Report
:: New Flash Player Closes Security Vulnerability
:: Macromedia Flash Player Remote Command Execution Vulnerability

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