Macromedia Flash Player: Arbitrary code execution

2006-03-21T00:00:00
ID GLSA-200603-20
Type gentoo
Reporter Gentoo Foundation
Modified 2009-05-28T00:00:00

Description

Background

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

Description

The Macromedia Flash Player contains multiple unspecified vulnerabilities.

Impact

An attacker serving a maliciously crafted SWF file could entice a user to view the SWF file and execute arbitrary code on the user's machine.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

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

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-plugins/adobe-flash-7.0.63"