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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Adobe Flash Player Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Flash Player for Linux Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021458
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021458
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-5499   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 17 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 10.0.12.36, 9.0.151.0; and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Adobe Flash Player for Linux. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted SWF file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Adobe Flash Player for Mac and Adobe Flash Player for Windows are not affected.

Impact:   A remote user can create an SWF 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 (10.0.15.3).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb08-24.html

Vendor URL:  www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb08-24.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (macOS/OS X), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Dec 19 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Adobe Flash Player for Linux Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.



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