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[ GLSA 200801-07 ] Adobe Flash Player: Multiple vulnerabilities
From: Robert Buchholz <rbu () gentoo org>
Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2008 01:32:39 +0100

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                        GLSA 200801-07:02
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: Adobe Flash Player: Multiple vulnerabilities
      Date: January 20, 2008
   Updated: January 20, 2008
      Bugs: #193519
        ID: 200801-07:02

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been identified, the worst of which allow
arbitrary code execution on a user's system via a malicious Flash file.

Background
==========

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

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package                 /   Vulnerable   /             Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  net-www/netscape-flash      < 9.0.115.0              >= 9.0.115.0

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

* Flash contains a copy of PCRE which is vulnerable to a heap-based
  buffer overflow (GLSA 200711-30, CVE-2007-4768).

* Aaron Portnoy reported an unspecified vulnerability related to
  input validation (CVE-2007-6242).

* Jesse Michael and Thomas Biege reported that Flash does not
  correctly set memory permissions (CVE-2007-6246).

* Dan Boneh, Adam Barth, Andrew Bortz, Collin Jackson, and Weidong
  Shao reported that Flash does not pin DNS hostnames to a single IP
  addresses, allowing for DNS rebinding attacks (CVE-2007-5275).

* David Neu reported an error withing the implementation of the
  Socket and XMLSocket ActionScript 3 classes (CVE-2007-4324).

* Toshiharu Sugiyama reported that Flash does not sufficiently
  restrict the interpretation and usage of cross-domain policy files,
  allowing for easier cross-site scripting attacks (CVE-2007-6243).

* Rich Cannings reported a cross-site scripting vulnerability in the
  way the "asfunction:" protocol was handled (CVE-2007-6244).

* Toshiharu Sugiyama discovered that Flash allows remote attackers to
  modify HTTP headers for client requests and conduct HTTP Request
  Splitting attacks (CVE-2007-6245).

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file
(usually in a web browser), possibly leading to the execution of
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the Adobe Flash
Player. The attacker could also cause a user's machine to establish TCP
sessions with arbitrary hosts, bypass the Security Sandbox Model,
obtain sensitive information, port scan arbitrary hosts, or conduct
cross-site-scripting attacks.

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 ">=net-www/netscape-flash-9.0.115.0"

Please be advised that unaffected packages of the Adobe Flash Player
have known problems when used from within the Konqueror and Opera
browsers.

References
==========

  [ 1 ] CVE-2007-4324
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4324
  [ 2 ] CVE-2007-4768
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4768
  [ 3 ] CVE-2007-5275
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5275
  [ 4 ] CVE-2007-6242
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6242
  [ 5 ] CVE-2007-6243
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6243
  [ 6 ] CVE-2007-6244
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6244
  [ 7 ] CVE-2007-6245
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6245
  [ 8 ] CVE-2007-6246
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6246
  [ 9 ] GLSA 200711-30
        http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200711-30.xml

Availability
============

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

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200801-07.xml

Concerns?
=========

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 2008 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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