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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201611-18

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201611-18
Posted Nov 22, 2016
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201611-18 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Adobe Flash Player, the worst of which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code. Versions less than 23.0.0.207 are affected.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2016-7857, CVE-2016-7858, CVE-2016-7859, CVE-2016-7860, CVE-2016-7861, CVE-2016-7862, CVE-2016-7863, CVE-2016-7864, CVE-2016-7865
SHA-256 | 25374cbf5545f7ef72ab04c1eb0309daf105a811087b8f8a8f20156f79f743b1

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201611-18

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Severity: Normal
Title: Adobe Flash Player: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: November 22, 2016
Bugs: #599204
ID: 201611-18

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Adobe Flash Player, the
worst of which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Background
==========

The Adobe Flash Player is a renderer for the SWF file format, which is
commonly used to provide interactive websites.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
-------------------------------------------------------------------
1 www-plugins/adobe-flash < 23.0.0.207 *>= 11.2.202.644
>= 23.0.0.207

Description
===========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Adobe Flash Player.
Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the process.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Adobe Flash Player 23.x users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot -v ">=www-plugins/adobe-flash-23.0.0.205"

All Adobe Flash Player 11.x users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot -v ">=www-plugins/adobe-flash-11.2.202.635"

References
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2016-7857
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-7857
[ 2 ] CVE-2016-7858
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-7858
[ 3 ] CVE-2016-7859
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-7859
[ 4 ] CVE-2016-7860
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-7860
[ 5 ] CVE-2016-7861
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-7861
[ 6 ] CVE-2016-7862
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-7862
[ 7 ] CVE-2016-7863
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-7863
[ 8 ] CVE-2016-7864
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-7864
[ 9 ] CVE-2016-7865
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-7865

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

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

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201611-18

Concerns?
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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
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Copyright 2016 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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