The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200801-07
(Adobe Flash Player: Multiple vulnerabilities)
Flash contains a copy of PCRE which is vulnerable to a heap-based
buffer overflow (GLSA 200711-30, CVE-2007-4768).
Aaron Portnoy reported an unspecified vulnerability related to
input validation (CVE-2007-6242).
Jesse Michael and Thomas Biege reported that Flash does not
correctly set memory permissions (CVE-2007-6246).
Dan Boneh, Adam Barth, Andrew Bortz, Collin Jackson, and Weidong
Shao reported that Flash does not pin DNS hostnames to a single IP
addresses, allowing for DNS rebinding attacks (CVE-2007-5275).
David Neu reported an error withing the implementation of the
Socket and XMLSocket ActionScript 3 classes (CVE-2007-4324).
Toshiharu Sugiyama reported that Flash does not sufficiently
restrict the interpretation and usage of cross-domain policy files,
allowing for easier cross-site scripting attacks (CVE-2007-6243).
Rich Cannings reported a cross-site scripting vulnerability in the
way the 'asfunction:' protocol was handled (CVE-2007-6244).
Toshiharu Sugiyama discovered that Flash allows remote attackers to
modify HTTP headers for client requests and conduct HTTP Request
Splitting attacks (CVE-2007-6245).
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file
(usually in a web browser), possibly leading to the execution of
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the Adobe Flash
Player. The attacker could also cause a user's machine to establish TCP
sessions with arbitrary hosts, bypass the Security Sandbox Model,
obtain sensitive information, port scan arbitrary hosts, or conduct
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Adobe Flash Player users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-plugins/adobe-flash-18.104.22.168'
Please be advised that unaffected packages of the Adobe Flash Player
have known problems when used from within the Konqueror and Opera
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3