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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-0520

Original release date: 02/26/2009
Last revised: 11/02/2013


Adobe Flash Player 9.x before and 10.x before does not properly remove references to destroyed objects during Shockwave Flash file processing, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted file, related to a "buffer overflow issue."


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 10.0
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: Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3549
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2009:0334
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2009-05-12
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA09-133A
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb09-01.html
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: MISC
Name: http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=5929
Type: Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=487142
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2009:0332
External Source: BID
Name: 33880
Type: Patch Information
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-1297
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200903-23
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16057
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-0513
Type: Patch Information
External Source: IDEFENSE
Name: 20090224 Adobe Flash Player Invalid Object Reference Vulnerability
External Source: XF
Name: flash-invalid-object-bo(48887)
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1021750
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-0743
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 254909
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6593

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6593
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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