GLSA 201001-02 Adobe Flash Player: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 01/03/2010 07:15 PM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201001-02
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Adobe Flash Player: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: January 03, 2010
Bugs: #296407
ID: 201001-02

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player might allow remote
attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service.

Background
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The Adobe Flash Player is a renderer for the SWF file format, which is
commonly used to provide interactive websites.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 www-plugins/adobe-flash lt; 10.0.42.34 gt;=3D 10.0.42.34

Description
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Adobe Flash Player:

* An anonymous researcher working with the Zero Day Initiative
reported that Adobe Flash Player does not properly process JPEG files
(CVE-2009-3794).

* Jim Cheng of EffectiveUI reported an unspecified data injection
vulnerability (CVE-2009-3796).

* Bing Liu of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs reported multiple
unspecified memory corruption vulnerabilities (CVE-2009-3797,
CVE-2009-3798).

* Damian Put reported an integer overflow in the
Verifier: :parseExceptionHandlers() function (CVE-2009-3799).

* Will Dormann of CERT reported multiple unspecified Denial of
Service vulnerabilities (CVE-2009-3800).

Impact
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A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted SWF
file, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with
the privileges of the user running the application, or a Denial of
Service via unknown vectors.

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;=3Dwww-plugins/adobe-flash-10.0.42.34"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2009-3794
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2009-3794
[ 2 ] CVE-2009-3796
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2009-3796
[ 3 ] CVE-2009-3797
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2009-3797
[ 4 ] CVE-2009-3798
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2009-3798
[ 5 ] CVE-2009-3799
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2009-3799
[ 6 ] CVE-2009-3800
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2009-3800

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-201001-02.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
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2010 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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