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There are several vulnerabilities known in previous versions of Flash which allow to execute arbitrary program code. That means an exploitive website can do anything a program can do which doesn't require administrator privileges, and there are ways to get around that prompt ("privilege escalation"). Among the common exploits which websites like to install ...


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The real base question here is What can a malicious website do if it gains access to a run an application on your computer? Which further boils down to What can a malicious application do on your computer Which is pretty much whatever it wants within it's level of access. If it can elevate it's level of access even further it's no longer your ...



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