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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201710-22

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201710-22
Posted Oct 23, 2017
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201710-22 - A vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code. Versions less than 27.0.0.170 are affected.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2017-11292
MD5 | d496ad281d84ba344194e646ad7deb33

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201710-22

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Severity: Normal
Title: Adobe Flash Player: Remote execution of arbitrary code
Date: October 22, 2017
Bugs: #634456
ID: 201710-22

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Synopsis
========

A vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player might allow 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
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1 www-plugins/adobe-flash < 27.0.0.170 >= 27.0.0.170

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

A critical type confusion vulnerability was discovered in Adobe Flash
Player.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could execute arbitrary code.

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-27.0.0.170"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2017-11292
https://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2017-11292

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

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

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201710-22

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
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Copyright 2017 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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