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Shockwave Flash player issue
From: Peter Santangeli <psantangeli () macromedia com>
Date: 9 Jan 2002 01:44:47 -0000

Macromedia was recently informed of a potential 
issue with the standalone Macromedia Flash Player 
running on Microsoft Windows. This issue does not 
affect web content viewed in a browser. 

After testing by both Macromedia and Sophos Anti-
virus, the company who initially reported this potential 
issue, Macromedia has found that this issue can only 
affect content that is sent via email or downloaded 
from a site and then run outside a browser. 

In either case, the content must be run in a 
Macromedia stand-alone Flash Player or associated 
Projector executable to represent a risk. This player 
is not installed by any browser installation, and is only 
installed with the Macromedia Flash authoring 

Macromedia appreciates the work of Sophos in 
reporting this potential issue, and will be issuing a 
patch later this week; a fix will also be included in 
future versions of the product. 

For more information on the patch please visit: 

Macromedia will continue to take potential security 
issues very seriously. Security issues concering the 
Macromedia Flash player may be mailed to 
flashplayer_security () macromedia com  

Pete Santangeli,  Vice President of Engineering, 
Macromedia Inc.

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