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Macromedia Security Bulletin: MPSB05-07 Flash Player 7 Improper Memory Access Vulnerability

Filed under: Security — spiderwebwoman at 8:47 pm on Tuesday, November 8, 2005

MPSB05-07 Flash Player 7 Improper Memory Access Vulnerability


Summary
A vulnerability in Macromedia Flash Player 7 has been identified that could allow the execution of arbitrary code.


Solution
The current version of Macromedia Flash Player (8.0.22.0) contains a fix for the vulnerability. Users who have already upgraded to Flash Player 8 are not affected by this issue. Macromedia recommends all Flash Player 7 and earlier users upgrade to this new version, which can be downloaded from the Macromedia Player Download Center. For customers with operating systems that do not support Flash Player 8 (Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows NT, or classic Macintosh operating systems), please refer to the Flash Player 7 update TechNote.


Affected Software Versions
Flash Player 7.0.19.0 and earlier


Severity Rating
Macromedia categorizes this as a critical update and recommends affected users update to Flash Player 8.



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