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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2003 2:44 pm    Post subject: [gentoo-security] GLSA: netscape-flash (200303-9) Reply with quote

Daniel Ahlberg wrote:
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PACKAGE : netscape-flash
SUMMARY : buffer overflow
DATE : 2003-03-09 01:56 UTC
EXPLOIT : remote
FIXED VERSION : =>6.0.79

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- From advisory:
"The cumulative security patch is available today and addresses the
potential for exploits surrounding buffer overflows (read/write) and
sandbox integrity within the player, which might allow malicious users
to gain access to a user's computer. The possibility of running native
code on a users machine is a theoretical exploit, and extremely
difficult to execute in practice. There are no known examples of
running such native code from Macromedia Flash movies; however, even
though this issue is difficult and theoretical in nature only, we
are encouraging users to upgrade."

Read the full advisory at:


It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running
net-www/netscape-flash upgrade to netscape-flash-6.0.79 as follows:

emerge sync
emerge netscape-flash
emerge clean

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