US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert TA06-075A -- Adobe Macromedia Flash Products Multiple Vulnerabilities

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National Cyber Alert System

Technical Cyber Security Alert TA06-075A

Adobe Macromedia Flash Products Contain Vulnerabilities

Original release date: March 16, 2006
Last revised: --
Source: US-CERT

Systems Affected

Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris, or other operating
systems with any of the following Adobe Macromedia products installed:
* Flash Player and earlier
* Flash Professional 8
* Flash Basic
* Flash MX 2004
* Flash Debug Player and earlier
* Flex 1.5
* Breeze Meeting Add-In 5.1 and earlier
* Adobe Macromedia Shockwave Player and earlier

For more complete information, refer to Adobe Security Bulletin


There are critical vulnerabilities in Macromedia Flash player and
related software. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow a
remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a
denial of service on a vulnerable system.

I. Description

Adobe Security Bulletin APSB06-03 addresses vulnerabilities in
Macromedia Flash Player and related software. Further information is
available in the following US-CERT Vulnerability Note:

VU#945060 - Adobe Macromedia Flash products contain multiple

Several vulnerabilities in Adobe Macromedia Flash products may allow a
remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.

Several operating systems, including Microsoft Windows (see Microsoft
Security Advisory 916208), have vulnerable versions of Flash installed
by default. Systems with Flash-enabled web browsers are vulnerable. An
attacker could host a specially crafted Flash file on a web site and
convince a user to visit the site.

II. Impact

A remote, unauthenticated attacker could execute arbitrary code with
the privileges of the user. If the user is logged on with
administrative privileges, the attacker could take complete control of
an affected system. An attacker may also be able to cause a denial of

III. Solution

Apply Updates

Adobe has provided the updates for these vulnerabilities in APBS06-03.

Disable Flash

Please see Microsoft Security Advisory 916208 for instructions on how
to disable Flash on Microsoft Windows. For other operating systems and
web browsers, please contact the appropriate vendor.

Appendix A. References

* Macromedia - APSB06-03: Flash Player Update to Address Security
Vulnerabilities -

* US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#945060 -

* CVE-2006-0024 -

* Microsoft Security Advisory (916208) -


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