Skip to navigation

Security Advisory Critical: flash-plugin security update

Advisory: RHSA-2009:1657-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2009-12-09
Last updated on: 2009-12-09
Affected Products: RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client)
RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server)
RHEL Supplementary EUS (v. 5.4.z server)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2009-3794
CVE-2009-3796
CVE-2009-3797
CVE-2009-3798
CVE-2009-3799
CVE-2009-3800

Details

An updated Adobe Flash Player package that fixes multiple 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 Mozilla Firefox compatible Adobe Flash
Player web browser plug-in.

Multiple security flaws were found in the way Flash Player displayed
certain SWF content. An attacker could use these flaws to create a
specially-crafted SWF file that would cause flash-plugin to crash or,
possibly, execute arbitrary code when the victim loaded a page containing
the specially-crafted SWF content. (CVE-2009-3794, CVE-2009-3796,
CVE-2009-3797, CVE-2009-3798, CVE-2009-3799, CVE-2009-3800)

All users of Adobe Flash Player should install this updated package, which
upgrades Flash Player to version 10.0.42.34.


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-10.0.42.34-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0380
    MD5: c0dea225ee3950d7f84b7428ed28bebf
 
x86_64:
flash-plugin-10.0.42.34-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0380
    MD5: c0dea225ee3950d7f84b7428ed28bebf
 
RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server)

IA-32:
flash-plugin-10.0.42.34-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0380
    MD5: c0dea225ee3950d7f84b7428ed28bebf
 
x86_64:
flash-plugin-10.0.42.34-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0380
    MD5: c0dea225ee3950d7f84b7428ed28bebf
 
RHEL Supplementary EUS (v. 5.4.z server)

IA-32:
flash-plugin-10.0.42.34-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0623
    MD5: c0dea225ee3950d7f84b7428ed28bebf
 
x86_64:
flash-plugin-10.0.42.34-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0623
    MD5: c0dea225ee3950d7f84b7428ed28bebf
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

543857 - flash-plugin: multiple code execution flaws (APSB09-19) (CVE-2009-3794, CVE-2009-3796, CVE-2009-3797, CVE-2009-3798, CVE-2009-3799, CVE-2009-3800)


References



These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and details on how to verify the signature are available from:
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

The Red Hat security contact is secalert@redhat.com. More contact details at http://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/