December 18, 2002

Conspiracy Theory

So, there's yet another Flash buffer overflow exploit, one that the latest version of Flash Player just happens to address.

Of course, this new version had been in the works and in developer beta for the last couple of months, offers bug fixes and new features—coincidence, or conspiracy to accelerate upgrades? ;)

The reported exploit requires hand-editing the header of a candidate swf file and can result in a situation where arbitrary insructions can be executed. Exposure occurs when visiting a site hosting a such a modified swf or possibly receiving same via email.

Thanks to Chris Bedrosian, who related how her office's concerned IT staff was in the process of upgrading every machine in her company to meet this potential threat. For Chris and her officemates, this is a mandatory upgrade. If you haven't yet taken the time to upgrade yourself, this might be a good reason to do so.

Next quarter's Player Census Version Penetration figures should be an interesting read.

Posted by Lewis Francis at December 18, 2002 12:11 AM

Heh, catching up on my mail I see a security alert from our Firewall vendor describing this very issue—wonder how many other IT departments are freaking out over this?

Posted by: Lewis Francis at December 18, 2002 2:06 AM

I point to the conspiracy theory too... ;)

Posted by: Diseo web at March 14, 2003 9:50 AM

why do you think so?, i think there can be for conspirancy

Posted by: buscadores at March 20, 2003 7:06 AM
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