Security Advisory Critical: flash-plugin security update

Advisory: RHSA-2007:0696-2
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2007-07-12
Last updated on: 2007-07-12
Affected Products: RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client)
RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2007-3456

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
browser plug-in.

An input validation flaw was found in the way Flash Player displayed
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-2007-3456)

Users of Adobe Flash Player should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains version 9.0.47.0. and is not vulnerable to this issue.


Solution

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:

up2date

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

Updated packages

RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client)

IA-32:
flash-plugin-9.0.48.0-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2015:0697
    MD5: 1e7d781724ec14b86d90134ff3a8862c
 
x86_64:
flash-plugin-9.0.48.0-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2015:0697
    MD5: 1e7d781724ec14b86d90134ff3a8862c
 
RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server)

IA-32:
flash-plugin-9.0.48.0-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2015:0697
    MD5: 1e7d781724ec14b86d90134ff3a8862c
 
x86_64:
flash-plugin-9.0.48.0-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2015:0697
    MD5: 1e7d781724ec14b86d90134ff3a8862c
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 3)

IA-32:
flash-plugin-9.0.48.0-1.el3.with.oss.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0706
    MD5: e6e8ebe7f9ab7f5ebcf69e8a5f70760b
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4)

IA-32:
flash-plugin-9.0.48.0-1.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0368
    MD5: 902998baf254681ab8d98c83f1da7614
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

247530 - CVE-2007-3456 flash-plugin input validation flaw


References



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