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Security Advisory flash-plugin security update

Advisory: RHSA-2006:0268-5
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2006-03-15
Last updated on: 2006-03-15
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4)
CVEs ( CVE-2006-0024


An updated Macromedia Flash Player package that fixes a security issue is now

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

The flash-plugin package contains a Mozilla-compatible Macromedia Flash
Player browser plug-in.

Security issues were discovered in the Macromedia Flash Player. It may
be possible to execute arbitrary code on a victim's machine if the victim
opens a malicious Macromedia Flash file. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project assigned the name CVE-2006-0024 to this issue.

Users of Macromedia Flash Player should upgrade to this updated package,
which contains version 7.0.64 and is not vulnerable to this issue.


Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the
desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network. Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:


This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 3)

File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0706
    MD5: dc8d94542bbeb30050b601a741fa9c45
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4)

File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0368
    MD5: b2cd5f809df031f360ba45c7a61a0846
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

185499 - CVE-2006-0024 flash-plugin flaw


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