More flaws from Adobe, MicrosoftDate: March 16, 2006
Microsoft also issued a security advisory Tuesday to tell customers of its Windows XP, Windows 98, and Windows Millennium operating systems -- all of which are bundled with a flawed edition of Flash -- to also update their players.
Security vendors quickly chimed in Wednesday. Danish vulnerability tracker Secunia, for example, labeled the threat as "highly critical," its second-highest warning rating.
Although Adobe didn't specify the bugs, nor give a total vulnerability count, its advisory indicated attackers would have to create a malformed .swf (Flash content file) and dupe a user into opening it.
"These vulnerabilities could be accessed through content delivered from a remote location via the user’s web browser, email client, or other applications that include or reference the Flash Player," Adobe's advisory read.
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