Release Date: September 12, 2006
Vulnerability Identifier: APSB06-11
CVE Number: CVE-2006-3014, CVE-2006-3311, CVE-2006-3587, CVE-2006-3588, CVE-2006-4640
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 their platform.
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 application.
If you are unable to follow Adobe???s 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.
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 user???s 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.
|Affected Software||Recommended Player Update||Availability|
|Flash Player 220.127.116.11 and earlier||18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, or 126.96.36.199||Player Download Center|
|Flash Player 188.8.131.52 and earlier - network distribution||184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, or 18.104.22.168||Player Licensing|
|Flash Professional 8, Flash Basic||22.214.171.124||Flash Player 8 Update for Flash Basic 8 and Flash Professional 8|
|Flash MX 2004||126.96.36.199||Flash Player 7 Update for Flash MX 2004 and Flash MX Professional 2004|
|Flex 1.5||188.8.131.52||Flash Debug Player Updater|
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.
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