Adobe Flash Player: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201611-18

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Adobe Flash Player, the worst of which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

www-plugins/adobe-flash on all architectures
Affected versions < 23.0.0.207
Unaffected versions >= 23.0.0.207
revision >= 11.2.202.644

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 possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Adobe Flash Player 23.x users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
 ">=www-plugins/adobe-flash-23.0.0.207"
 

All Adobe Flash Player 11.x users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
 ">=www-plugins/adobe-flash-11.2.202.644"
 

References

Release Date
November 22, 2016

Latest Revision
November 22, 2016: 2

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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