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Old 14th May 2008
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Default Swfdec read-only file access vulnerability

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AA-2008.0111 AUSCERT Advisory

Swfdec 0.6.4 released
14 May 2008
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AusCERT Advisory Summary

Product: Swfdec
Operating System: Linux variants
Impact: Read-only Data Access
Access: Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2008-1834
Member content until: Wednesday, June 11 2008


Swfdec 0.6.4 has been released correcting a read-only file access


The National Vulnerability Database [1], gives the following
information regarding these vulnerabilities:

o CVE-2008-1834: "swfdec_load_object.c in Swfdec before 0.6.4 does
not properly restrict local file access from untrusted sandboxes,
which allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via a
crafted Flash file. [2]


Users can correct this vulnerability by upgrading to version 0.6.4
which is available at freedesktop.org [3]


[1] National Vulnerability Database

[2] National Vulnerability Database (CVE-2008-1834)

[3] Swfdec 0.6.4 released

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in this document is accurate. However, the decision to use the information
described is the responsibility of each user or organisation. The decision to
follow or act on information or advice contained in this security bulletin is
the responsibility of each user or organisation, and should be considered in
accordance with your organisation's site policies and procedures. AusCERT
takes no responsibility for consequences which may arise from following or
acting on information or advice contained in this security bulletin.

If you believe that your computer system has been compromised or attacked in
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