GLSA 200708-01 Macromedia Flash Player: Remote arbitrary code execution
Posted on: 08/08/2007 10:10 PM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200708-01
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Macromedia Flash Player: Remote arbitrary code execution
Date: August 08, 2007
Bugs: #185141
ID: 200708-01

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

Background
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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.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-www/netscape-flash lt; 9.0.48.0 gt;= 9.0.48.0

Description
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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).

Impact
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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.

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-9.0.48.0"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-2022
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-2022
[ 2 ] CVE-2007-3456
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-3456
[ 3 ] CVE-2007-3457
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-3457

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-200708-01.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 2007 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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