Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in Windows XP, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.
The vulnerability is caused due to a use-after-free error in the bundled version of Flash Player when unloading Flash objects while these are still being accessed using script code. This can be exploited to corrupt memory via a specially crafted web page.
Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.
The vulnerability is confirmed in Flash Player bundled with a fully patched Windows XP SP2 and is also confirmed in an old version 6.0.79 of Adobe Flash Player.
NOTE: The version of Flash Player bundled with Windows XP is also affected by a number of other vulnerabilities previously disclosed and fixed in later versions of Adobe Flash Player.
Solution: Uninstall the bundled version of Flash Player and optionally install the latest supported version of Flash Player from Adobe.
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