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Sunnyvale, CA, United States, 2011/05/24 - Palo Alto Networks™, announced that its Threat Research Team was credited with identifying two vulnerabilities — CVE-2011-0621 and CVE-2011-0623. NYSE: PANW
Palo Alto Networks™, the network security company, today announced that its Threat Research Team was credited with identifying two vulnerabilities — CVE-2011-0621 and CVE-2011-0623— that affect multiple versions of Adobe Flash Player. These vulnerabilities cause the application to crash and could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system either via a memory corruption vulnerability (CVE-2011-0621) or a bounds checking vulnerability (CVE-2011-0623).
Both of these vulnerabilities pertain to Adobe Flash Player 10.2.159.1 and earlier versions (Adobe Flash Player 10.2.154.28 and earlier for Chrome users) for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris, and Adobe Flash Player 10.2.157.51 and earlier versions for Android. There are no reports of malware attempting to exploit these vulnerabilities in the wild.
The Palo Alto Networks Threat Research Team is active in the research community, aggressively pursuing both new vulnerability research and alleviation of all types of threats. The team has been credited with several vulnerabilities this year. Palo Alto Networks consistently works with Adobe and other companies affected by vulnerabilities to make sure their users are protected.
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