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Security Advisory Critical: flash-plugin security update

Advisory: RHSA-2008:0221-3
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2008-04-08
Last updated on: 2008-04-08
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. 4.6.z)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2007-0071
CVE-2007-5275
CVE-2007-6019
CVE-2007-6243
CVE-2007-6637
CVE-2008-1654
CVE-2008-1655
CVE-2008-3872

Details

An updated Adobe Flash Player package that fixes several security issues is
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Extras, Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 4 Extras, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 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 displayed
certain content. These may have made it possible to execute arbitrary code
on a victim's machine, if the victim opened a malicious Adobe Flash file.
(CVE-2007-0071, CVE-2007-6019)

A flaw was found in the way Flash Player established TCP sessions to remote
hosts. A remote attacker could, consequently, use Flash Player to conduct a
DNS rebinding attack. (CVE-2007-5275, CVE-2008-1655)

A flaw was found in the way Flash Player restricted the interpretation and
usage of cross-domain policy files. A remote attacker could use Flash
Player to conduct cross-domain and cross-site scripting attacks.
(CVE-2007-6243, CVE-2008-1654)

A flaw was found in the way Flash Player interacted with web browsers. An
attacker could use malicious content presented by Flash Player to conduct a
cross-site scripting attack. (CVE-2007-6637)

All users of Adobe Flash Player should upgrade to this updated package,
which contains Flash Player version 9.0.124.0 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-9.0.124.0-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0380
    MD5: bf63b78159d9b09461014b0c5c1b1f7b
 
x86_64:
flash-plugin-9.0.124.0-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0380
    MD5: bf63b78159d9b09461014b0c5c1b1f7b
 
RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server)

IA-32:
flash-plugin-9.0.124.0-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0380
    MD5: bf63b78159d9b09461014b0c5c1b1f7b
 
x86_64:
flash-plugin-9.0.124.0-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0380
    MD5: bf63b78159d9b09461014b0c5c1b1f7b
 
RHEL Supplementary EUS (v. 5.1.z server)

IA-32:
flash-plugin-9.0.124.0-1.el5.i386.rpm     MD5: bf63b78159d9b09461014b0c5c1b1f7b
 
x86_64:
flash-plugin-9.0.124.0-1.el5.i386.rpm     MD5: bf63b78159d9b09461014b0c5c1b1f7b
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 3)

IA-32:
flash-plugin-9.0.124.0-1.el3.with.oss.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0706
    MD5: 2cab10b729f9ebdfea4bb940ca2e74e3
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4)

IA-32:
flash-plugin-9.0.124.0-1.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0368
    MD5: 87a081776f381cbecadeb9d0c9023f57
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4.6.z)

IA-32:
flash-plugin-9.0.124.0-1.el4.i386.rpm     MD5: 87a081776f381cbecadeb9d0c9023f57
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

367501 - CVE-2007-5275 Flash plugin DNS rebinding
440664 - CVE-2007-6243 Flash Player cross-domain and cross-site scripting flaws
440666 - CVE-2007-6637 Flash Player content injection flaw


References



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