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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Adobe products: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 200908-04)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: August 07, 2009
Bug(s): #278813, #278819
ID: 200908-04

Synopsis


Multiple vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash Player allow for
attacks including the remote execution of arbitrary code.


Background


Adobe Flash Player is a closed-source playback software for Flash SWF
files. Adobe Reader is a closed-source PDF reader that plays Flash
content as well.


Affected Packages

Package: www-plugins/adobe-flash
Vulnerable: < 10.0.32.18
Unaffected: >= 10.0.32.18
Architectures: All supported architectures

Package: app-text/acroread
Vulnerable: < 9.1.3
Unaffected: >= 9.1.3
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description


Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Adobe Flash Player:
  • lakehu of Tencent Security Center reported an unspecified
    memory corruption vulnerability (CVE-2009-1862).
  • Mike Wroe
    reported an unspecified vulnerability, related to "privilege
    escalation" (CVE-2009-1863).
  • An anonymous researcher through
    iDefense reported an unspecified heap-based buffer overflow
    (CVE-2009-1864).
  • Chen Chen of Venustech reported an
    unspecified "null pointer vulnerability" (CVE-2009-1865).
  • Chen
    Chen of Venustech reported an unspecified stack-based buffer overflow
    (CVE-2009-1866).
  • Joran Benker reported that Adobe Flash Player
    facilitates "clickjacking" attacks (CVE-2009-1867).
  • Jun Mao of
    iDefense reported a heap-based buffer overflow, related to URL parsing
    (CVE-2009-1868).
  • Roee Hay of IBM Rational Application Security
    reported an unspecified integer overflow (CVE-2009-1869).
  • Gareth Heyes and Microsoft Vulnerability Research reported that the
    sandbox in Adobe Flash Player allows for information disclosure, when
    "SWFs are saved to the hard drive" (CVE-2009-1870).


Impact


A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PDF
file or web site containing Adobe Flash (SWF) contents, possibly
resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user running the application, or a Denial of Service (application
crash). Furthermore, a remote attacker could trick a user into clicking
a button on a dialog by supplying a specially crafted SWF file and
disclose sensitive information by exploiting a sandbox issue.


Workaround


There is no known workaround at this time.


Resolution


All Adobe Flash Player users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-plugins/adobe-flash-10.0.32.18"

All Adobe Reader users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/acroread-9.1.3"


References

CVE-2009-1862
CVE-2009-1863
CVE-2009-1864
CVE-2009-1865
CVE-2009-1866
CVE-2009-1867
CVE-2009-1868
CVE-2009-1869
CVE-2009-1870
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