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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Adobe Flash Player: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 200801-07)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: January 20, 2008
Updated: May 28, 2009
Bug(s): #193519
ID: 200801-07


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


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: www-plugins/adobe-flash
Vulnerable: <
Unaffected: >=
Architectures: All supported architectures


  • 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).


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.


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Adobe Flash Player users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-plugins/adobe-flash-"

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


GLSA 200711-30

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