Adobe Flash Player: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201209-01

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

Affected Packages

www-plugins/adobe-flash on all architectures
Affected versions < 11.2.202.238
Unaffected versions >= 11.2.202.238

Background

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

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

References

Release Date
September 05, 2012

Latest Revision
September 05, 2012: 2

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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