Adobe Macromedia Flash Player bypass same-domain restrictions could disclose sensitive information

flash-same-domain-disclosure (9797) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Macromedia Flash Player could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information. A remote attacker could create a malicious Web site containing a Flash object in a Web archive or a URL that would bypass the same-domain security restrictions, once the object or link is clicked. An attacker could then use this vulnerability to read any file on the system, if the attacker knows or can guess the name and the location of the file.


Obtain Information


Upgrade to the latest version of Macromedia Flash Player for Internet Explorer ( or later), available from the Macromedia Web Player Download Center. See References.

For Red Hat Linux:
Upgrade to the latest netscape package, as listed below. Refer to RHSA-2003:026-09 for more information. See References.

Red Hat 7.1, 7.2, and 7.3: 4.8-1 or later

For Red Hat Linux containing the netscape package:
Upgrade to the latest netscape package, as listed below. Refer to RHSA-2003:027-09 for more information. See References.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 2.1), ES (v.2.1), WS (v.2.1): 4.8-1 or later

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


Platforms Affected:

  • Macromedia Flash Player 6.0
  • Macromedia Flash Player
  • Macromedia Flash Player
  • Macromedia Shockwave 8.0
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 ES
  • RedHat Linux 7.1
  • RedHat Linux 7.2
  • RedHat Linux 7.3


Aug 07, 2002

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