GLSA 200603-20 Macromedia Flash Player: Arbitrary code execution
Posted on: 03/21/2006 11:42 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Macromedia Flash Player: Arbitrary code execution. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200603-20
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Macromedia Flash Player: Arbitrary code execution
Date: March 21, 2006
Bugs: #102777
ID: 200603-20

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

Background
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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.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-www/netscape-flash lt; 7.0.63 gt;= 7.0.63

Description
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The Macromedia Flash Player contains multiple unspecified
vulnerabilities.

Impact
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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.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

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

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-www/netscape-flash-7.0.63"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-0024
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-0024
[ 2 ] Macromedia Announcement
http://www.macromedia.com/devnet/security/security_zone/apsb06-03.html

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200603-20.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2006 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0



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