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Gentoo: 201209-01 Adobe Flash Player: Multiple vulnerabilities Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Adobe Flash Player, the worst of which could result in execution of arbitrary code.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201209-01
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: Adobe Flash Player: Multiple vulnerabilities
     Date: September 05, 2012
     Bugs: #431432, #432286
       ID: 201209-01

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Adobe Flash Player, the
worst of which could result in execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

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

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

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  www-plugins/adobe-flash   < 11.2.202.238         >= 11.2.202.238

Description
===========

Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities have been discovered in Adobe
Flash Player. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for
details.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to open specially crafted SWF
content, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the
privileges of the process, or a Denial of Service condition.
Furthermore, a remote attacker may be able to obtain sensitive
information.

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 ">=www-plugins/adobe-flash-11.2.202.238"

References
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2012-1535
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2012-1535
[ 2 ] CVE-2012-4163
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2012-4163
[ 3 ] CVE-2012-4164
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2012-4164
[ 4 ] CVE-2012-4165
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2012-4165
[ 5 ] CVE-2012-4166
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2012-4166
[ 6 ] CVE-2012-4167
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2012-4167
[ 7 ] CVE-2012-4168
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2012-4168

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

 http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201209-01.xml

Concerns?
=========

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

Copyright 2012 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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