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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Adobe Flash Player Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Flash Player ActiveX Control Discloses Information to Remote Users
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021148
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021148
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-4820   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 6 2008
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 9.0.124.0 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Adobe Flash Player. A remote user can obtain information from the target user's system.

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will invoke the Flash Player ActiveX control to obtain information from the target user's system.

Manuel Caballero reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will obtain information from the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (9.0.151.0), available at:

http://www.adobe.com/go/kb406791

The vendor recommends updating to version 10, if possible.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb08-20.html

Vendor URL:  www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb08-20.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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