I tried this with the stand-alone Flash Player, versions 9.0.45 and 9.0.124. I was hoping to crash the browser too when executing
the malicious code inside a browser but that didn't work :-/
Anyway this is how you would proceed if you wanted to crash your Flash Player. Or this is what you shouldn't do if you do not want that to happen...
- Create a URLStream
- Add to it an event listener for HTTPStatusEvent.HTTP_STATUS
- Load a url which won't return a
200 OKstatus code
- When you receive the HTTP_STATUS event, close the URLStream
This only happens in Windows.
And here's the bug in Adobe's bug management system (mainly so that I can remember where is it and because the search engine there is terrible too!)