Security Advisory flash-plugin security update

Advisory: RHSA-2006:0674-5
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2006-09-12
Last updated on: 2006-09-12
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4)
CVEs ( CVE-2006-3311


An updated Adobe Flash Player package that fixes security issues 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 Firefox-compatible Adobe Flash Player
browser plug-in.

Security issues were discovered in the Adobe Flash Player. It may be
possible to execute arbitrary code on a victim's machine if the victim
opens a malicious Adobe Flash file. (CVE-2006-3311, CVE-2006-3587,

Users of Adobe Flash Player should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains version 7.0.68 and is not vulnerable to this issue.

Red Hat would like to thank Adobe for notifying us of these issues.


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File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0706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: e499c9e86a4f9bb37aaba7354984118a
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4)

File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0368
    MD5: f6e5fb516fc4edc28ca5c79fa2581f8f
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

205983 - CVE-2006-3311 Multiple flash-plug flaws (CVE-2006-3587 CVE-2006-3588)


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