Macromedia Flash Player: Arbitrary code execution — GLSA 200603-20

Multiple vulnerabilities have been identified that allows arbitrary code execution on a user's system via the handling of malicious SWF files.

Affected Packages

www-plugins/adobe-flash on all architectures
Affected versions < 7.0.63
Unaffected versions >= 7.0.63

Background

The Macromedia Flash Player is a renderer for the popular SWF filetype which is commonly used to provide interactive websites, digital experiences and mobile content.

Description

The Macromedia Flash Player contains multiple unspecified vulnerabilities.

Impact

An attacker serving a maliciously crafted SWF file could entice a user to view the SWF file and execute arbitrary code on the user's machine.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

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

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-plugins/adobe-flash-7.0.63"

References

Release Date
March 21, 2006

Latest Revision
May 28, 2009: 02

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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