Security Advisory Critical: flash-plugin security update

Advisory: RHSA-2009:0332-8
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2009-02-25
Last updated on: 2009-02-25
Affected Products: RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client)
RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server)
RHEL Supplementary EUS (v. 5.3.z server)
RHEL Supplementary Long Life (v. 5.3 server)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2009-0519
CVE-2009-0520
CVE-2009-0521

Details

An updated Adobe Flash Player package that fixes several security issues is
now available for 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.

Multiple input validation flaws were found in the way Flash Player
displayed certain SWF (Shockwave Flash) content. An attacker could use
these flaws to create a specially-crafted SWF file that could cause
flash-plugin to crash, or, possibly, execute arbitrary code when the victim
loaded a page containing the specially-crafted SWF content. (CVE-2009-0520,
CVE-2009-0519)

It was discovered that Adobe Flash Player had an insecure RPATH (runtime
library search path) set in the ELF (Executable and Linking Format) header.
A local user with write access to the directory pointed to by RPATH could
use this flaw to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
running Adobe Flash Player. (CVE-2009-0521)

All users of Adobe Flash Player should install this updated package, which
upgrades Flash Player to version 10.0.22.87.


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/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client)

IA-32:
flash-plugin-10.0.22.87-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2015:1005
    MD5: 96fc046d397343113795048cd2478c6f
 
x86_64:
flash-plugin-10.0.22.87-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2015:1005
    MD5: 96fc046d397343113795048cd2478c6f
 
RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server)

IA-32:
flash-plugin-10.0.22.87-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2015:1005
    MD5: 96fc046d397343113795048cd2478c6f
 
x86_64:
flash-plugin-10.0.22.87-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2015:1005
    MD5: 96fc046d397343113795048cd2478c6f
 
RHEL Supplementary EUS (v. 5.3.z server)

IA-32:
flash-plugin-10.0.22.87-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1188
    MD5: 96fc046d397343113795048cd2478c6f
 
x86_64:
flash-plugin-10.0.22.87-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1188
    MD5: 96fc046d397343113795048cd2478c6f
 
RHEL Supplementary Long Life (v. 5.3 server)

IA-32:
flash-plugin-10.0.22.87-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1188
    MD5: 96fc046d397343113795048cd2478c6f
 
x86_64:
flash-plugin-10.0.22.87-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1188
    MD5: 96fc046d397343113795048cd2478c6f
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

487141 - CVE-2009-0519 flash-plugin: Input validation flaw (DoS)
487142 - CVE-2009-0520 flash-plugin: Buffer overflow (arbitrary code execution) via crafted SWF file.
487144 - CVE-2009-0521 flash-plugin: Linux-specific information disclosure (privilege escalation)


References



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