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Flash Player poses threat

By TS | Thomas
Mar 8, 2003
  1. Macromedia Inc. is warning its users of what it calls a critical security flaw found in the latest version of its Flash animation player. It is advising customers to immediately install a new version just released on its Web site which should fix the security hole.

    In its alert, the company said the vulnerability involves the player's "sandbox," which acts as a safety zone between a user's system & code downloaded from the Internet to be run within the player. The flaw, which would let an attacker create a buffer overflow, could enable an attacker to gain access to a user's system.

    Would you like to know more?
    The flash software can be updated at Macromedias homepage.
     
  2. MoRulez

    MoRulez TS Rookie Posts: 65

    HAHAHAA , what a clever attempt to make people download your latest software immediatly...
     
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