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US CERT - Adobe Flash Player 8 and 9

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Old April 10th 08, 05:09 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
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Default US CERT - Adobe Flash Player 8 and 9

As previously discussed, using Flash can be an opening to attack.
Here is another warning about vulnerabiliies.

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National Cyber Alert System

Technical Cyber Security Alert TA08-100A

Adobe Flash Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities

Original release date: April 9, 2008
Last revised: --
Source: US-CERT

Systems Affected

* Adobe Flash Player and earlier
* Adobe Flash Player and earlier


Adobe has released Security advisory APSB08-11 to address multiple
vulnerabilities affecting Adobe Flash. The most severe of these
vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary

I. Description

Adobe Security Advisory APSB08-011 addresses a number of
vulnerabilities affecting the Adobe Flash player. Flash player
versions and earlier and and earlier are affected.
Further details are available in the US-CERT Vulnerability Notes

An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by convincing a user
to visit a website that hosts a specially crafted SWF file. The Adobe
Flash browser plugin is available for multiple web browsers and
operating systems, any of which could be affected.

II. Impact

The impacts of these vulnerabilities vary. The most severe of these
vulnerabilities allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code or
conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

III. Solution

Apply Updates

Check with your operating system vendor for patches or updates. If you
get the flash player from Adobe, see the Adobe Get Flash page for
information about updates.

Restrict access

These vulnerabilities can be mitigated by disabling the Flash plugin
or by using the NoScript extension to whitelist websites that can
access the Flash plugin. For more information about securely
configuring web browsers, please see the Securing Your Web Browser

IV. References

* Adobe Security Advisory APSB08-011 -

* Adobe Flash Player Download Center -

* Understanding Flash Player 9 April 2008 Security Update
compatibility -


* US-CERT Vulnerability Notes for Adobe Security advisory APSB08-011 -

* Securing Your Web Browser -

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The most recent version of this document can be found at:

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Feedback can be directed to US-CERT Technical Staff. Please send
email to with "TA08-100A Feedback VU#347812" in the
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For instructions on subscribing to or unsubscribing from this
mailing list, visit http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/signup.html.
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Old April 12th 08, 06:13 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
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Default US CERT - Adobe Flash Player 8 and 9

MEB wrote:
| As previously discussed, using Flash can be an opening to attack.
| Here is another warning about vulnerabiliies.
| III. Solution

| * Adobe Flash Player Download Center -
| http://www.adobe.com/go/getflash

Thanks, MEB. The upgrade went quick & well & without a reboot. I am now
v., as shown at...

(a) Open Explorer to C:\Windows\Downloaded Program Files.
(b) R-Clk "Shockwave Flash Object" in R-Pane, & select Properties,
Version tab.

Note: I had to go to the site to do it! It did not work to R-Clk the
object I had & select to update it!

Thanks or Good Luck,
There may be humor in this post, and,
Naturally, you will not sue,
Should things get worse after this,


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