On 5-27-2008 Symantec issued a 0-day vulnerability alert pertaining to malicious flash (SWF) files circulating in the wild. The initial Symantec report stated that this issue was unknown and that it affected the latest version of flash player and several other Adobe products that processed SWF files. Further analysis of the exploit files determined that the initial categorization of this as 0-day was incorrect and that this was actually a working implementation of the vulnerability described by Mark Dowd of the IBM X-Force team.

For more details on this flash vulnerability (CVE-2007-0071) then take a look at our analysis here: