Adobe Flash Player: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201110-11

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 < 10.3.183.10
Unaffected versions >= 10.3.183.10

Background

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

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Adobe Flash Player. Please review the CVE identifiers and Adobe Security Advisories and Bulletins referenced below for details.

Impact

By enticing a user to open a specially crafted SWF file a remote attacker could cause a Denial of Service or the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.

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 --verbose
 ">=www-plugins/adobe-flash-10.3.183.10"
 

References

Release Date
October 13, 2011

Latest Revision
October 13, 2011: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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