Adobe Flash Player: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201101-09

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

Affected Packages

www-plugins/adobe-flash on all architectures
Affected versions < 10.1.102.64
Unaffected versions >= 10.1.102.64

Background

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

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in Adobe Flash Player. For further information please consult the CVE entries and the Adobe Security Bulletins referenced below.

Impact

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

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

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

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-plugins/adobe-flash-10.1.102.64"

References

Release Date
January 21, 2011

Latest Revision
January 21, 2011: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

Bugzilla entries