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Security Advisory Critical: flash-plugin security update

Advisory: RHSA-2012:1346-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2012-10-09
Last updated on: 2012-10-09
Affected Products: RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client)
RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Supplementary (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary EUS (v. 6.3.z)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Supplementary (v. 6)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2012-5248
CVE-2012-5249
CVE-2012-5250
CVE-2012-5251
CVE-2012-5252
CVE-2012-5253
CVE-2012-5254
CVE-2012-5255
CVE-2012-5256
CVE-2012-5257
CVE-2012-5258
CVE-2012-5259
CVE-2012-5260
CVE-2012-5261
CVE-2012-5262
CVE-2012-5263
CVE-2012-5264
CVE-2012-5265
CVE-2012-5266
CVE-2012-5267
CVE-2012-5268
CVE-2012-5269
CVE-2012-5270
CVE-2012-5271
CVE-2012-5272
CVE-2012-5285
CVE-2012-5286
CVE-2012-5287
CVE-2012-5673

Details

An updated Adobe Flash Player package that fixes several security issues is
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 Supplementary.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having critical
security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores,
which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability
from the CVE links in the References section.

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

This update fixes several vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player. These
vulnerabilities are detailed on the Adobe security page APSB12-22, listed
in the References section. Specially-crafted SWF content could cause
flash-plugin to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code when a victim
loads a page containing the malicious SWF content. (CVE-2012-5248,
CVE-2012-5249, CVE-2012-5250, CVE-2012-5251, CVE-2012-5252, CVE-2012-5253,
CVE-2012-5254, CVE-2012-5255, CVE-2012-5256, CVE-2012-5257, CVE-2012-5258,
CVE-2012-5259, CVE-2012-5260, CVE-2012-5261, CVE-2012-5262, CVE-2012-5263,
CVE-2012-5264, CVE-2012-5265, CVE-2012-5266, CVE-2012-5267, CVE-2012-5268,
CVE-2012-5269, CVE-2012-5270, CVE-2012-5271, CVE-2012-5272)

All users of Adobe Flash Player should install this updated package, which
upgrades Flash Player to version 11.2.202.243.


Solution

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

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/articles/11258

Updated packages

RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client)

IA-32:
flash-plugin-11.2.202.243-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0380
    MD5: f65c62fa96107c5adfb9bbef9e8ed2cd
SHA-256: a66926844adff4d49e12cc0fe4b296d6688d1a77ab8764fe6ce22c0564633099
 
x86_64:
flash-plugin-11.2.202.243-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0380
    MD5: f65c62fa96107c5adfb9bbef9e8ed2cd
SHA-256: a66926844adff4d49e12cc0fe4b296d6688d1a77ab8764fe6ce22c0564633099
 
RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server)

IA-32:
flash-plugin-11.2.202.243-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0380
    MD5: f65c62fa96107c5adfb9bbef9e8ed2cd
SHA-256: a66926844adff4d49e12cc0fe4b296d6688d1a77ab8764fe6ce22c0564633099
 
x86_64:
flash-plugin-11.2.202.243-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0380
    MD5: f65c62fa96107c5adfb9bbef9e8ed2cd
SHA-256: a66926844adff4d49e12cc0fe4b296d6688d1a77ab8764fe6ce22c0564633099
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Supplementary (v. 6)

IA-32:
flash-plugin-11.2.202.243-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0380
    MD5: 8bb3c93a936c8d86047f9f279d709869
SHA-256: ce135941586aeb5df49b0268fb258f4d7a8520dfbd58536429bb38f2bb8cd597
 
x86_64:
flash-plugin-11.2.202.243-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0380
    MD5: 8bb3c93a936c8d86047f9f279d709869
SHA-256: ce135941586aeb5df49b0268fb258f4d7a8520dfbd58536429bb38f2bb8cd597
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary (v. 6)

IA-32:
flash-plugin-11.2.202.243-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0380
    MD5: 8bb3c93a936c8d86047f9f279d709869
SHA-256: ce135941586aeb5df49b0268fb258f4d7a8520dfbd58536429bb38f2bb8cd597
 
x86_64:
flash-plugin-11.2.202.243-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0380
    MD5: 8bb3c93a936c8d86047f9f279d709869
SHA-256: ce135941586aeb5df49b0268fb258f4d7a8520dfbd58536429bb38f2bb8cd597
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary EUS (v. 6.3.z)

IA-32:
flash-plugin-11.2.202.243-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:0254
    MD5: 8bb3c93a936c8d86047f9f279d709869
SHA-256: ce135941586aeb5df49b0268fb258f4d7a8520dfbd58536429bb38f2bb8cd597
 
x86_64:
flash-plugin-11.2.202.243-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:0254
    MD5: 8bb3c93a936c8d86047f9f279d709869
SHA-256: ce135941586aeb5df49b0268fb258f4d7a8520dfbd58536429bb38f2bb8cd597
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Supplementary (v. 6)

IA-32:
flash-plugin-11.2.202.243-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0380
    MD5: 8bb3c93a936c8d86047f9f279d709869
SHA-256: ce135941586aeb5df49b0268fb258f4d7a8520dfbd58536429bb38f2bb8cd597
 
x86_64:
flash-plugin-11.2.202.243-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0380
    MD5: 8bb3c93a936c8d86047f9f279d709869
SHA-256: ce135941586aeb5df49b0268fb258f4d7a8520dfbd58536429bb38f2bb8cd597
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

864284 - flash-plugin: multiple code-execution flaws (APSB12-22)


References

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5248.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5249.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5250.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5251.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5252.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5253.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5254.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5255.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5256.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5257.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5258.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5259.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5260.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5261.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5262.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5263.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5264.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5265.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5266.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5267.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5268.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5269.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5270.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5271.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5272.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5285.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5286.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5287.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5673.html
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#critical
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb12-22.html


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