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Vulnerability Assessment Details

[GLSA-200511-21] Macromedia Flash Player: Remote arbitrary code execution

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Macromedia Flash Player: Remote arbitrary code execution

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200511-21
(Macromedia Flash Player: Remote arbitrary code execution)


When handling a SWF file, the Macromedia Flash Player incorrectly
validates the frame type identifier stored in the SWF file which is
used as an index to reference an array of function pointers. A
specially crafted SWF file can cause this index to reference memory
outside of the scope of the Macromedia Flash Player, which in turn can
cause the Macromedia Flash Player to use unintended memory address(es)
as function pointers.

Impact

A possible hacker 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.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2628
http://www.macromedia.com/devnet/security/security_zone/mpsb05-07.html


Solution:
All Macromedia Flash Player users should upgrade to the latest
version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-www/netscape-flash-7.0.61"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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