[ GLSA 200908-04 ] Adobe products: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200908-04
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: Adobe products: Multiple vulnerabilities
      Date: August 07, 2009
      Bugs: #278813, #278819
        ID: 200908-04

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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                  /   Vulnerable   /            Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  www-plugins/adobe-flash     < 10.0.32.18            >= 10.0.32.18
  2  app-text/acroread              < 9.1.3                   >= 9.1.3
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     2 affected packages on all of their 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:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot -v ">=www-plugins/adobe-flash-10.0.32.18"

All Adobe Reader users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/acroread-9.1.3"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] CVE-2009-1862
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1862
  [ 2 ] CVE-2009-1863
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1863
  [ 3 ] CVE-2009-1864
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1864
  [ 4 ] CVE-2009-1865
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1865
  [ 5 ] CVE-2009-1866
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1866
  [ 6 ] CVE-2009-1867
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1867
  [ 7 ] CVE-2009-1868
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1868
  [ 8 ] CVE-2009-1869
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1869
  [ 9 ] CVE-2009-1870
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1870

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200908-04.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2009 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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