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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Adobe Flash Player Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Flash FileReference API Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021061
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021061
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-4401   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 15 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 9.0.124.0 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Adobe Flash. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted file that, when loaded by the target user, will invoke the FileReference upload and download APIs to execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (10.0.12.36).

The vendor plans to issue a fix for version 9.x in November 2008.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb08-18.html

Vendor URL:  www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb08-18.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Oct 28 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Adobe Flash FileReference API Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Nov 12 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Adobe Flash FileReference API Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4 Extras.



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