[ GLSA 201803-08 ] Adobe Flash Player: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201803-08
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https://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Adobe Flash Player: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: March 19, 2018
Bugs: #646724, #650424
ID: 201803-08

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

Background
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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 =3D 29.0.0.113=20

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

Impact
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A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the process or bypass security restrictions.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Adobe Flash Player users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge –sync
# emerge –ask –oneshot -v “>=3Dwww-plugins/adobe-flash-29.0.0.113″

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2018-4871
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-4871
[ 2 ] CVE-2018-4877
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-4877
[ 3 ] CVE-2018-4878
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-4878
[ 4 ] CVE-2018-4919
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-4919
[ 5 ] CVE-2018-4920
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-4920

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

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201803-08

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 2018 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.

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