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Adobe denies Flash Media Server vulnerability

updated 12:15 pm EDT, Tue September 30, 2008

Flash Media Server flaw?

Adobe is denying reports of a security vulnerability in its Flash Media Server 3 software. The company cites a Reuters story from earlier in the month, which claimed that while commands sent to play media were encrypted, the actual media was left unprotected in order to improve download speeds. This was in fact said to enable piracy at video sites such as Amazon's, and Reuters cited its own recording tests as proof.

Adobe denies that such piracy was possible, however, and insists that all aspects of Flash delivery can be secured, including streaming content. The company does note that Server owners must turn on RTMPe, RTMPte or RTMPs security protocols to actually receive protection, and that clients must be running Flash 9.0.115, AIR 1.0 or Adobe Media Player.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    So there is vulnerability

    So what I read from this is that there is a vulnerability if the server owner does not switch on the protected protocols or the client uses an older Flash version...


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