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Macromedia Flash Player: Remote arbitrary code execution


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200708-01 / adobe-flash
Release Date August 08, 2007
Latest Revision May 28, 2009: 02
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
www-plugins/adobe-flash < >= All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #185141


Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Macromedia Flash Player, allowing for the remote execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


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


Mark Hills discovered some errors when interacting with a browser for keystrokes handling (CVE-2007-2022). Stefano Di Paola and Giorgio Fedon from Minded Security discovered a boundary error when processing FLV files (CVE-2007-3456). An input validation error when processing HTTP referrers has also been reported (CVE-2007-3457).


A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file, possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the Macromedia Flash Player, or sensitive data access.

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-"

4.  References


Page updated August 08, 2007

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