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Macromedia Flash Player: Arbitrary code execution


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200603-20 / Flash
Release Date March 21, 2006
Latest Revision May 28, 2009: 02
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
www-plugins/adobe-flash < 7.0.63 >= 7.0.63 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #102777


Multiple vulnerabilities have been identified that allows arbitrary code execution on a user's system via the handling of malicious SWF files.

2.  Impact Information


The Macromedia Flash Player is a renderer for the popular SWF filetype which is commonly used to provide interactive websites, digital experiences and mobile content.


The Macromedia Flash Player contains multiple unspecified vulnerabilities.


An attacker serving a maliciously crafted SWF file could entice a user to view the SWF file and execute arbitrary code on the user's machine.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Macromedia Flash Player users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-plugins/adobe-flash-7.0.63"

4.  References


Page updated March 21, 2006

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