Adobe Flash Player: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201204-07

Multiple vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player, the worst of which might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

www-plugins/adobe-flash on all architectures
Affected versions < 11.2.202.228
Unaffected versions >= 11.2.202.228

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 referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted SWF file, 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 bypass intended access restrictions, bypass cross-domain policy, inject arbitrary web script, or 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 --verbose
 ">=www-plugins/adobe-flash-11.2.202.228"
 

References

Release Date
April 17, 2012

Latest Revision
April 17, 2012: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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