Adobe Flash Player: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201711-13

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 < 27.0.0.187
Unaffected versions >= 27.0.0.187

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 referenced CVE identifiers and Adobe Security Bulletin 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 users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
 ">=www-plugins/adobe-flash-27.0.0.187"
 

References

Release Date
November 19, 2017

Latest Revision
November 19, 2017: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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