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Adobe Flash Player: Multiple vulnerabilities

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1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201209-01 / adobe-flash
Release Date September 05, 2012
Latest Revision September 05, 2012: 2
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
www-plugins/adobe-flash < 11.2.202.238 >= 11.2.202.238 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #431432, #432286

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Adobe Flash Player, the worst of which could result in execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information

Background

The Adobe Flash Player is a renderer for the SWF file format, which is commonly used to provide interactive websites.

Description

Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities have been discovered in Adobe Flash Player. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open specially crafted SWF content, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, or a Denial of Service condition. Furthermore, a remote attacker may be able to obtain sensitive information.

3.  Resolution Information

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

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-11.2.202.238"

4.  References



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