August 12, 2002

Security flaw found in Shockwave Flash said to affect Unix too

"A security hole in the widely used Macromedia Shockwave Flash file format used with Web browsers can allow an attacker to execute code of their choice on affected systems, according to a new security alert released Friday by eEye Digital Security.

The vulnerability is limited, however, to Shockwave Flash files edited by hand with a binary editor, meaning that the Flash application will not produce files that contain the vulnerability on its own, according to a separate security alert from Macromedia, which is based in San Francisco." More at PCWorld.

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