Bug 71341 - Lots of security holes in flash plugin
Lots of security holes in flash plugin
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: netscape (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-08-12 10:58 EDT by Mark J. Cox (Product Security)
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:29 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-20 14:32:56 EDT
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Description Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2002-08-12 10:58:45 EDT
Description of Problem:

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.


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Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2002-08-12 16:46:40 EDT
I'd rather get a fixed-for-zlib netscape to go out with this...
Comment 2 Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2002-08-13 03:29:29 EDT
Netscape have said that the zlib they use is old and not vulnerable to the
double free issue (the zlib in the plugins is vulnerable however)
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2003-06-20 14:32:56 EDT
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. 
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen 
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.


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