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Article ID : 1001124.1
Article Type : Sun Alerts (SURE)
Last reviewed : 2007-12-10
Audience : PUBLIC
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Security Vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player May Allow Unauthorized System Access or Generation of HTTP Requests


Release Phase

Solaris 10 Operating System

Bug Id

Date of Resolved Release


Three security vulnerabilities in the Adobe Flash Player product shipped with Solaris 10 may allow remote users who create applications that are viewed with the Flash Player to perform unauthorized actions on the host. These actions may include executing arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the Flash Player, generation of unauthorized HTTP requests from the affected host, or, depending on the browser that is used with the Flash player, unauthorized access to information entered into the affected host via the logging of keystrokes.

These issues are described in the following documents:

  APSB07-12 at

  CVE-2007-3456 at

  CVE-2007-3457 at

  CVE-2007-2022 at

  CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert TA07-192A at

Contributing Factors

These issues can occur in the following releases:

SPARC Platform

  • Solaris 10 without patch 125332-02

x86 Platform

  • Solaris 10 without patch 125333-02


  1. These issues can occur in Adobe Flash Player 7.x for Solaris.
  2. Solaris 8 and Solaris 9 are not affected by this issue.

The Adobe Flash Player shipped with Solaris is a Web Browser plugin, meaning that the Web Browser should be used to determine the version of the Flash Player in use. For example, when using the Mozilla Browser, visit the following URL:


and search for the Flash Player in the list of plugins.


There are no predictable symptoms that would indicate the described issues have been exploited.


There is no workaround for this issue. Please see the Resolution section below.


These issues are addressed in the following releases:

SPARC Platform

  • Solaris 10 with patch 125332-02 or later

x86 Platform

  • Solaris 10 with patch 125333-02 or later

Note: The above listed patches will upgrade the Flash Player to version 9.0 r47.

For more information on Security Sun Alerts, see Sun 1009886.1.



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