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ZDNet UK: Flash Player Allows Attacks on Windows, Linux

“Two flaws have been discovered in Macromedia’s Flash Player
that could leave PCs open to attack

“Macromedia has warned that its Flash Player, a ubiquitous
application for playing multimedia files, has a vulnerability that
could allow attackers to run malicious code on Windows and
Unix-based operating systems.

“Separately, researchers discovered a flaw in the player that
could allow an attacker to read files on a user’s local hard
drive…”

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Related Story:
O’Reilly
Network: Security Alerts: IBM Websphere, Shockwave Flash, and emacs
Advisories
(Jan 11, 2001)

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