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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2010-2172

Original release date: 06/15/2010
Last revised: 01/26/2012


Adobe Flash Player 9 before on unspecified UNIX platforms allows attackers to cause a denial of service via unknown vectors.


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


Per: http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-14.html 'This update resolves a denial of service issue on some UNIX platforms (Flash Player 9 only) (CVE-2010-2172).'

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External Source: BID
Name: 40759
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2010:024
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1024085
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-1434
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBMA02547
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-14.html
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2010:0470
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:14072
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2010-11-10-1
External Source: XF
Name: adobe-fpair-unix-dos(59322)
External Source: TURBO
Name: TLSA-2010-19
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-1421
External Source: BID
Name: 40795
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-1482
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA10-162A
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-1793
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-1453
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4435
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-201101-09
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2011-0192
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2010:013
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-1522

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:14072
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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