Flash Player poses threat

By Thomas McGuire on March 8, 2003, 7:06 AM
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.

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