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Adobe Flash Player: Arbitrary code execution


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200610-02 / Flash
Release Date October 04, 2006
Latest Revision May 28, 2009: 02
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
www-plugins/adobe-flash < 7.0.68 >= 7.0.68 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #147421


Multiple input validation errors have been identified that allow arbitrary code execution on a user's system via the handling of malicious Flash files.

2.  Impact Information


The Adobe Flash Player is a renderer for Flash files - commonly used to provide interactive websites, digital experiences and mobile content.


The Adobe Flash Player contains multiple unspecified vulnerabilities.


An attacker could entice a user to view a malicious Flash file and execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the player.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


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

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-plugins/adobe-flash-7.0.68"

4.  References


Page updated October 04, 2006

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