GLSA 200804-21 Adobe Flash Player: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 04/18/2008 05:35 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Adobe Flash Player: Multiple vulnerabilities. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200804-21
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Adobe Flash Player: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: April 18, 2008
Bugs: #204344
ID: 200804-21

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been identified, the worst of which allow
arbitrary code execution on a user's system via a malicious Flash file.

Background
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The Adobe Flash Player is a renderer for the popular SWF file format,
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; 9.0.124.0 gt;= 9.0.124.0

Description
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Adobe Flash:

* Secunia Research and Zero Day Initiative reported a boundary error
related to DeclareFunction2 Actionscript tags in SWF files
(CVE-2007-6019).

* The ISS X-Force and the Zero Day Initiative reported an unspecified
input validation error that might lead to a buffer overflow
(CVE-2007-0071).

* Microsoft, UBsecure and JPCERT/CC reported that cross-domain policy
files are not checked before sending HTTP headers to another domain
(CVE-2008-1654) and that it does not sufficiently restrict the
interpretation and usage of cross-domain policy files
(CVE-2007-6243).

* The Stanford University and Ernst and Young's Advanced Security
Center reported that Flash does not pin DNS hostnames to a single IP
addresses, allowing for DNS rebinding attacks (CVE-2007-5275,
CVE-2008-1655).

* The Google Security Team and Minded Security Multiple reported
multiple cross-site scripting vulnerabilities when passing input to
Flash functions (CVE-2007-6637).

Impact
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A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file
(usually in a web browser), possibly leading to the execution of
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the Adobe Flash
Player. The attacker could also cause a user's machine to send HTTP
requests to other hosts, establish TCP sessions with arbitrary hosts,
bypass the security sandbox model, or conduct Cross-Site Scripting and
Cross-Site Request Forgery attacks.

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 -v "gt;=net-www/netscape-flash-9.0.124.0"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-0071
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-0071
[ 2 ] CVE-2007-5275
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5275
[ 3 ] CVE-2007-6019
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6019
[ 4 ] CVE-2007-6243
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6243
[ 5 ] CVE-2007-6637
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6637
[ 6 ] CVE-2008-1654
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1654
[ 7 ] CVE-2008-1655
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1655

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-200804-21.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 2008 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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