MS KB979267: Flash 6 ActiveX Control On Windows XP Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 44045


The Flash ActiveX control installed on the remote Windows host has multiple vulnerabilities.


The Macromedia Flash Player 6 ActiveX control that comes bundled with Windows XP is installed on the remote host. This version has multiple memory corruption vulnerabilities.

By tricking a user into viewing a specially crafted web page, a remote attacker may be able to exploit these issues to execute arbitrary code on the affected host subject to the user's privileges.


Either remove the Flash Player ActiveX control or install the latest version of Flash from Adobe.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 44045

File Name: smb_kb_979267.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 1/18/2010

Updated: 11/15/2018

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows, cpe:/a:macromedia:flash

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated, SMB/WindowsVersion

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/12/2010

Reference Information

BID: 37753

CERT: 204889

Secunia: 27105

MSKB: 979267