GLSA 200610-02 Adobe Flash Player: Arbitrary code execution
Posted on: 10/05/2006 01:20 PM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200610-02
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Severity: Normal
Title: Adobe Flash Player: Arbitrary code execution
Date: October 04, 2006
Bugs: #147421
ID: 200610-02

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

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

Affected packages
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1 net-www/netscape-flash lt; 7.0.68 gt;=3D 7.0.6=
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Description
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The Adobe Flash Player contains multiple unspecified vulnerabilities.

Impact
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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.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

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

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=3Dnet-www/netscape-flash-7.0.=
68"

References
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[ 1 ] Adobe Security Bulletin
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb06-11.html
[ 2 ] CVE-2006-3311
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2006-3311
[ 3 ] CVE-2006-3587
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2006-3587
[ 4 ] CVE-2006-3588
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2006-3588

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-200610-02.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/2.5



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