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Macromedia crash bug

by Nikola Strahija on November 20th, 2005 For the second time in just two weeks Macromedia has warned of flaws in several of its server products that could leave enterprises vulnerable to attacks.

This time the flaws are on the server side, rather than in Macromedia's widely used Flash Player software. The bugs leave Flash Communication Server MX, Breeze Communication Server, Breeze Live Server and Contribute Publishing Server (CPS) vulnerable to crashes or information disclosure, Macromedia said.

Macromedia said that Flash Communication Server MX versions 1.0 and 1.5 don't properly validate some RTMP data sent by Flash Player, which can allow users to crash the server. This bug is triggered by an alpha build of Flash Player 8.5. Breeze Communication Server and Breeze Live Server are vulnerable to exactly the same vulnerabilityd.

Users should also update Contribute Publishing Server to the latest version, 1.11, in order to fix weak user password encryption in connection keys using shared FTP login credentials.

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