Adobe Flash Player SWF dynamically created string buffer overflow

flashplayer-swf-string-bo (28886) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Adobe Flash Player (formerly Macromedia Flash Player) is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking of dynamically created strings in a SWF file. By creating a malicious SWF file, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system, if the attacker could persuade the victim to visit a malicious Web site.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 5.6
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 4.1
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Refer to Adobe Product Security Bulletin APSB06-11 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Red Hat Linux:
Refer to RHSA-2006:0674-5 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Apple Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server:
Apply Apple Security Update 2006-006 or Mac OS X 10.4.8 Update, available from the Apple Web site. See References.

For Gentoo Linux:
Refer to Gentoo Linux Security Announcement GLSA 200610-02 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For SUSE Linux:
Refer to SUSE-SA:2006:053 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Adobe Flash Player 8.0
  • Adobe Flash Player 8.0.22.0
  • Adobe Flash Player 8.0.24.0
  • Adobe Flash Professional 8
  • Adobe Flex 1.5
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.3.9
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.3.9
  • Gentoo Linux
  • Macromedia Flash
  • Macromedia Flash MX 2004
  • Microsoft Windows XP x64 Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP SP2 Professional
  • Novell Linux Desktop 9
  • RedHat RHEL Extras 3
  • RedHat RHEL Extras 4
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 10.0
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 10.1
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.2
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.3
  • SuSE SuSE SLED 10
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux FUJI

Reported:

Sep 12, 2006

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