GLSA-200708-01 : Macromedia Flash Player: Remote arbitrary code execution

High Nessus Plugin ID 25866


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200708-01 (Macromedia Flash Player: Remote arbitrary code execution)

Mark Hills discovered some errors when interacting with a browser for keystrokes handling (CVE-2007-2022). Stefano Di Paola and Giorgio Fedon from Minded Security discovered a boundary error when processing FLV files (CVE-2007-3456). An input validation error when processing HTTP referrers has also been reported (CVE-2007-3457).
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file, possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the Macromedia Flash Player, or sensitive data access.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Macromedia Flash Player users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-plugins/adobe-flash-'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 25866

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200708-01.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/08/13

Modified: 2016/11/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:adobe-flash, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2007/08/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/04/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2022, CVE-2007-3456, CVE-2007-3457

OSVDB: 34140, 38049, 38054

GLSA: 200708-01

CWE: 189, 200, 352