GLSA 200908-04 Adobe products: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 08/07/2009 01:10 PM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200908-04
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Adobe products: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: August 07, 2009
Bugs: #278813, #278819
ID: 200908-04

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash Player allow
for attacks including the remote execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

Adobe Flash Player is a closed-source playback software for Flash SWF
files. Adobe Reader is a closed-source PDF reader that plays Flash
content as well.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 www-plugins/adobe-flash lt; 10.0.32.18 gt;= 10.0.32.18
2 app-text/acroread lt; 9.1.3 gt;= 9.1.3
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2 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
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Description
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Adobe Flash Player:

* lakehu of Tencent Security Center reported an unspecified memory
corruption vulnerability (CVE-2009-1862).

* Mike Wroe reported an unspecified vulnerability, related to
"privilege escalation" (CVE-2009-1863).

* An anonymous researcher through iDefense reported an unspecified
heap-based buffer overflow (CVE-2009-1864).

* Chen Chen of Venustech reported an unspecified "null pointer
vulnerability" (CVE-2009-1865).

* Chen Chen of Venustech reported an unspecified stack-based buffer
overflow (CVE-2009-1866).

* Joran Benker reported that Adobe Flash Player facilitates
"clickjacking" attacks (CVE-2009-1867).

* Jun Mao of iDefense reported a heap-based buffer overflow, related
to URL parsing (CVE-2009-1868).

* Roee Hay of IBM Rational Application Security reported an
unspecified integer overflow (CVE-2009-1869).

* Gareth Heyes and Microsoft Vulnerability Research reported that the
sandbox in Adobe Flash Player allows for information disclosure, when
"SWFs are saved to the hard drive" (CVE-2009-1870).

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PDF
file or web site containing Adobe Flash (SWF) contents, possibly
resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user running the application, or a Denial of Service (application
crash). Furthermore, a remote attacker could trick a user into clicking
a button on a dialog by supplying a specially crafted SWF file and
disclose sensitive information by exploiting a sandbox issue.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

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

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot -v "gt;=www-plugins/adobe-flash-10.0.32.18"

All Adobe Reader users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=app-text/acroread-9.1.3"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2009-1862
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1862
[ 2 ] CVE-2009-1863
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1863
[ 3 ] CVE-2009-1864
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1864
[ 4 ] CVE-2009-1865
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1865
[ 5 ] CVE-2009-1866
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1866
[ 6 ] CVE-2009-1867
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1867
[ 7 ] CVE-2009-1868
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1868
[ 8 ] CVE-2009-1869
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1869
[ 9 ] CVE-2009-1870
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1870

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-200908-04.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
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2009 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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