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Security Advisory Critical: flash-plugin security update

Advisory: RHSA-2012:1431-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2012-11-07
Last updated on: 2012-11-07
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-2012-5274
CVE-2012-5275
CVE-2012-5276
CVE-2012-5277
CVE-2012-5278
CVE-2012-5279
CVE-2012-5280

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 in the Adobe Security bulletin APSB12-24,
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-2012-5274,
CVE-2012-5275, CVE-2012-5276, CVE-2012-5277, CVE-2012-5278, CVE-2012-5279,
CVE-2012-5280)

All users of Adobe Flash Player should install this updated package, which
upgrades Flash Player to version 11.2.202.251.


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-11.2.202.251-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0380
    MD5: 273330485bef0bf4e9bd183ab5cffda5
SHA-256: 47c5218cd4b60f89c16b2bb5a3736458e7da0f8210cdb8c5139c34a0f1e82217
 
x86_64:
flash-plugin-11.2.202.251-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0380
    MD5: 273330485bef0bf4e9bd183ab5cffda5
SHA-256: 47c5218cd4b60f89c16b2bb5a3736458e7da0f8210cdb8c5139c34a0f1e82217
 
RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server)

IA-32:
flash-plugin-11.2.202.251-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0380
    MD5: 273330485bef0bf4e9bd183ab5cffda5
SHA-256: 47c5218cd4b60f89c16b2bb5a3736458e7da0f8210cdb8c5139c34a0f1e82217
 
x86_64:
flash-plugin-11.2.202.251-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0380
    MD5: 273330485bef0bf4e9bd183ab5cffda5
SHA-256: 47c5218cd4b60f89c16b2bb5a3736458e7da0f8210cdb8c5139c34a0f1e82217
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Supplementary (v. 6)

IA-32:
flash-plugin-11.2.202.251-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0380
    MD5: 0f982475f519b25a84e1bdc80a36b92f
SHA-256: c1283a2e738f560ee227b6e7892e8de7dcf4a377ec48a737f4850bf5565a0d64
 
x86_64:
flash-plugin-11.2.202.251-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0380
    MD5: 0f982475f519b25a84e1bdc80a36b92f
SHA-256: c1283a2e738f560ee227b6e7892e8de7dcf4a377ec48a737f4850bf5565a0d64
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary (v. 6)

IA-32:
flash-plugin-11.2.202.251-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0380
    MD5: 0f982475f519b25a84e1bdc80a36b92f
SHA-256: c1283a2e738f560ee227b6e7892e8de7dcf4a377ec48a737f4850bf5565a0d64
 
x86_64:
flash-plugin-11.2.202.251-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0380
    MD5: 0f982475f519b25a84e1bdc80a36b92f
SHA-256: c1283a2e738f560ee227b6e7892e8de7dcf4a377ec48a737f4850bf5565a0d64
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary EUS (v. 6.3.z)

IA-32:
flash-plugin-11.2.202.251-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:0254
    MD5: 0f982475f519b25a84e1bdc80a36b92f
SHA-256: c1283a2e738f560ee227b6e7892e8de7dcf4a377ec48a737f4850bf5565a0d64
 
x86_64:
flash-plugin-11.2.202.251-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:0254
    MD5: 0f982475f519b25a84e1bdc80a36b92f
SHA-256: c1283a2e738f560ee227b6e7892e8de7dcf4a377ec48a737f4850bf5565a0d64
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Supplementary (v. 6)

IA-32:
flash-plugin-11.2.202.251-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0380
    MD5: 0f982475f519b25a84e1bdc80a36b92f
SHA-256: c1283a2e738f560ee227b6e7892e8de7dcf4a377ec48a737f4850bf5565a0d64
 
x86_64:
flash-plugin-11.2.202.251-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0380
    MD5: 0f982475f519b25a84e1bdc80a36b92f
SHA-256: c1283a2e738f560ee227b6e7892e8de7dcf4a377ec48a737f4850bf5565a0d64
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

873818 - flash-plugin: multiple code-execution flaws (APSB12-24)


References



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