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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Adobe Flash Player Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Flash Player Plugin Lets Remote Users Injection Arbitrary HTTP Header Data
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017078
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017078
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-5330   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Nov 15 2006
Original Entry Date:  Oct 18 2006
Impact:   Disclosure of user information, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 7.x, 8.x, 9.x; Flash Player Plugin 9.0.16 for Windows; 7.0.63 for Linux; possibly other versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Adobe Flash Player Plugin. A remote user can inject arbitrary HTTP header data.

A remote user can invoke the addRequestHeader() function to add arbitrary header values to a Flash HTTP request.

A remote user can supply a specially crafted value to the contentType attribute to set arbitrary header values in a Flash HTTP request.

This allows a remote user to generate arbitrary HTTP requests and conduct cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attacks.

The vendor was notified on September 18, 2006.

Marc Bevand of Rapid7 discovered this vulnerability.

The original advisory is available at:

http://www.rapid7.com/advisories/R7-0026.jsp

Impact:   A remote user can conduct cross-site request forgery attacks.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (9.0.28.0), available at:

http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer/

The Adobe advisories are available at:

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb06-18.html
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/advisories/apsa06-01.html

Vendor URL:  www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb06-18.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jan 9 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Adobe Flash Player Plugin Lets Remote Users Injection Arbitrary HTTP Header Data
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras 3 and 4.
Mar 14 2007 (Apple Issues Fix) Adobe Flash Player Plugin Lets Remote Users Injection Arbitrary HTTP Header Data
Apple has released a fix.
May 31 2007 (Sun Issues Fix) Adobe Flash Player Plugin Lets Remote Users Injection Arbitrary HTTP Header Data
Sun has issued a fix for Solaris 10.



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