[ GLSA 200708-01 ] Macromedia Flash Player: Remote arbitrary code execution

From: Raphael Marichez <falco@gentoo.org>
To: gentoo-announce@gentoo.org
Cc: bugtraq@securityfocus.com,full-disclosure@lists.grok.org.uk,security-alerts@linuxsecurity.com
Subject: [ GLSA 200708-01 ] Macromedia Flash Player: Remote arbitrary code execution
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200708-01
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: Macromedia Flash Player: Remote arbitrary code execution
      Date: August 08, 2007
      Bugs: #185141
        ID: 200708-01

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Macromedia Flash
Player, allowing for the remote execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

The Macromedia Flash Player is a renderer for the popular SWF file type
which is commonly used to provide interactive websites, digital
experiences and mobile content.

Affected packages
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     Package                 /  Vulnerable  /               Unaffected
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  1  net-www/netscape-flash     < 9.0.48.0                 >= 9.0.48.0

Description
===========

Mark Hills discovered some errors when interacting with a browser for
keystrokes handling (CVE-2007-2022). Stefano Di Paola and Giorgio Fedon
from Minded Security discovered a boundary error when processing FLV
files (CVE-2007-3456). An input validation error when processing HTTP
referrers has also been reported (CVE-2007-3457).

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file,
possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges
of the user running the Macromedia Flash Player, or sensitive data
access.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Macromedia Flash Player users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-www/netscape-flash-9.0.48.0"

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2007-2022
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-2022
  [ 2 ] CVE-2007-3456
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-3456
  [ 3 ] CVE-2007-3457
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-3457

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200708-01.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

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