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Security Advisory Critical: flash-plugin security update

Advisory: RHSA-2007:1126-8
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2007-12-18
Last updated on: 2007-12-18
Affected Products: RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client)
RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server)
RHEL Supplementary EUS (v. 5.1.z server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4.5.z)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4.6.z)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2007-4324
CVE-2007-4768
CVE-2007-5275
CVE-2007-6242
CVE-2007-6243
CVE-2007-6244
CVE-2007-6245
CVE-2007-6246

Details

An updated Adobe Flash Player package that fixes a security issue is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Extras, 4 Extras, and 5
Supplementary.

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

The flash-plugin package contains a Firefox-compatible Adobe Flash Player
Web browser plug-in.

Several input validation flaws were found in the way Flash Player displays
certain content. It may be possible to execute arbitrary code on a victim's
machine, if the victim opens a malicious Adobe Flash file.
(CVE-2007-4768, CVE-2007-6242, CVE-2007-6246)

A flaw was found in the way Flash Player handled the asfunction: protocol.
Malformed SWF files could perform a cross-site scripting attack.
(CVE-2007-6244)

A flaw was found in the way Flash Player modified HTTP request headers.
Malicious content could allow Flash Player to conduct a HTTP response
splitting attack. (CVE-2007-6245)

A flaw was found in the way Flash Player processes certain SWF content. A
malicious SWF file could allow a remote attacker to conduct a port scanning
attack from the client's machine. (CVE-2007-4324)

A flaw was found in the way Flash Player establishes TCP sessions. A remote
attacker could use Flash Player to conduct a DNS rebinding attack.
(CVE-2007-5275)

Users of Adobe Flash Player are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which contains version 9.0.115.0 and resolves these issues.


Solution

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

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_58_10188

Updated packages

RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client)

IA-32:
flash-plugin-9.0.115.0-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0380
    MD5: 3263ab995eabfca2783ec2013e9ff901
 
x86_64:
flash-plugin-9.0.115.0-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0380
    MD5: 3263ab995eabfca2783ec2013e9ff901
 
RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server)

IA-32:
flash-plugin-9.0.115.0-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0380
    MD5: 3263ab995eabfca2783ec2013e9ff901
 
x86_64:
flash-plugin-9.0.115.0-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0380
    MD5: 3263ab995eabfca2783ec2013e9ff901
 
RHEL Supplementary EUS (v. 5.1.z server)

IA-32:
flash-plugin-9.0.115.0-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0221
    MD5: 3263ab995eabfca2783ec2013e9ff901
 
x86_64:
flash-plugin-9.0.115.0-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0221
    MD5: 3263ab995eabfca2783ec2013e9ff901
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 3)

IA-32:
flash-plugin-9.0.115.0-1.el3.with.oss.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0706
    MD5: 909f18bf7e3ba2bd77c486471ed0a649
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4)

IA-32:
flash-plugin-9.0.115.0-1.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0368
    MD5: f0824c43f26d5b33731a54734d1334f7
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4.5.z)

IA-32:
flash-plugin-9.0.115.0-1.el4.i386.rpm     MD5: f0824c43f26d5b33731a54734d1334f7
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4.6.z)

IA-32:
flash-plugin-9.0.115.0-1.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0221
    MD5: f0824c43f26d5b33731a54734d1334f7
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

252292 - CVE-2007-4324 Flash movie can determine whether a TCP port is open
367501 - CVE-2007-5275 Flash plugin DNS rebinding
392911 - CVE-2007-4768: pcre before 7.3 incorrect unicode in char class optimization
412161 - CVE-2007-6242
414501 - CVE-2007-6244
414511 - CVE-2007-6245
414521 - CVE-2007-6246


References



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