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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-4546

Original release date: 10/14/2008
Last revised: 11/02/2013


Adobe Flash Player before and 10.x before, and Adobe AIR before, allows remote web servers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and browser crash) by returning a different response when an HTTP request is sent a second time, as demonstrated by two responses that provide SWF files with different SWF version numbers.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: TURBO
Name: TLSA-2010-19
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-1453
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7187
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2010:0470
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.mochimedia.com/~matthew/flashcrash/
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2008:025
External Source: BID
Name: 31537
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2010:0464
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2010:013
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-1432
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4435
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2010:024
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1024086
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20081002 Adobe Flash Player plug-in null pointer dereference and browser crash
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-14.html
External Source: SREASON
Name: 4401
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-201101-09
External Source: HP
Name: SSRT100179
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA10-162A
External Source: XF
Name: adobe-flash-version-dos(45630)
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-1482
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2010-11-10-1
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1024085
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16302
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-1421
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2011-0192
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-1522
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-1434
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-1793

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7187
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Technical Details

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  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)