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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2006.0654 -- Adobe Flash player 18.104.22.168 fixes multiple vulnerabilities
13 September 2006
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Adobe Flash Player 22.214.171.124 and prior
Adobe Flash Professional 8
Adobe Flash Basic 8
Adobe Flash MX 2004
Adobe Flex 1.5
Adobe Flex Builder 1.5
Operating System: Windows
UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
Denial of Service
CVE Names: CVE-2006-3014 CVE-2006-3311 CVE-2006-3587
Comment: This advisory references a product which may run on multiple operating
systems. The vulnerabilities addressed by this advisory may allow an
attacker to compromise a system simply by convincing a user to visit
a malicious web site.
It is recommended that administrators audit systems for vulnerable
versions of this software and either patch, or disable the software
until a patch can be applied.
Microsoft has also released an advisory regarding this issue which
includes workarounds and instructions for disabling flash on
Microsoft operating systems. This advisory is available from:
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Multiple Vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player 126.96.36.199 and Earlier Versions
Release Date: September 12, 2006
Vulnerability Identifier: APSB06-11
CVE Number: CVE-2006-3014, CVE-2006-3311,
Platform: All Platforms
Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in Flash Player 188.8.131.52
and earlier versions that could allow an attacker who successfully
exploits these vulnerabilities to take control of the affected system.
A malicious SWF file must be loaded in Flash Player by the end user for
an attacker to exploit these vulnerabilities. It is recommended that
users update to the most current version of Flash Player available for
Adobe recommends all users of Flash Player 184.108.40.206 and earlier
versions upgrade to the newest version 220.127.116.11, by downloading
it from the Player Download Center, or by using the auto-update
mechanism within the product when prompted.
For customers who cannot upgrade to Flash Player 9, please refer to the
Flash Player update TechNote.
Adobe provides a free license for redistributing Flash Player on
company intranets or with other software products and services.
For more information and to apply for a license, please use the online
If you are unable to follow Adobes guidance in the Flash Player update
TechNote or cannot move to a more recent version of Flash Player,
please contact the Adobe Security Team at PSIRT@adobe.com for
assistance with this update.
Affected Software Versions
Adobe Flash Player 8.0.24 and Earlier
To verify the Flash Player version number, access the About Flash
Player page, or right-click on Flash content and select About
Macromedia Flash Player from the menu. If you use multiple browsers,
perform the check and the installation for each browser.
Adobe categorizes this as a critical update and recommends affected
users upgrade to version 18.104.22.168.
Multiple input validation errors have been identified in Flash Player
22.214.171.124 and earlier versions that could lead to the potential
execution of arbitrary code. These vulnerabilities could be accessed
through content delivered from a remote location via the users web
browser, email client, or other applications that include or reference
the Flash Player. (CVE-2006-3311, CVE-2006-3587, CVE-2006-3588)
These updates include changes to prevent circumvention of the
allowScriptAccess option. (CVE-2006-4640)
These updates also include changes to the way the Flash Player 7 and
Flash Player 8 ActiveX control behaves when invoked by Microsoft
Office products on the Windows platform. These changes are similar to
ones introduced in Flash Player 9. (CVE-2006-3014)
Flash Player 8 update (126.96.36.199), and Flash Player 7 update (188.8.131.52
or 184.108.40.206) address security vulnerabilities in previous versions of
Flash Player. Updated versions of Flash Player 7 for Linux and Solaris,
which contain fixes for these vulnerabilities, are also available from
the Adobe Player Download Center.
Adobe would like to thank Stuart Pearson of Computer Terrorism (UK) Ltd.
for reporting vulnerabilities (CVE-2006-3311) prior to the final release
of Flash Player 9 and for working with us to help protect our customers'
security. Adobe Disclaimer License agreement
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If the software is designed for use with an application software product
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provided you possess a valid license from Adobe for the Host Application.
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