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Security Advisory Critical: flash-plugin security update

Advisory: RHSA-2010:0470-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2010-06-14
Last updated on: 2010-06-14
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4.8.z)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2008-4546
CVE-2009-3793
CVE-2010-1297
CVE-2010-2160
CVE-2010-2161
CVE-2010-2162
CVE-2010-2163
CVE-2010-2164
CVE-2010-2165
CVE-2010-2166
CVE-2010-2167
CVE-2010-2169
CVE-2010-2170
CVE-2010-2171
CVE-2010-2172
CVE-2010-2173
CVE-2010-2174
CVE-2010-2175
CVE-2010-2176
CVE-2010-2177
CVE-2010-2178
CVE-2010-2179
CVE-2010-2180
CVE-2010-2181
CVE-2010-2182
CVE-2010-2183
CVE-2010-2184
CVE-2010-2185
CVE-2010-2186
CVE-2010-2187
CVE-2010-2188

Details

An updated Adobe Flash Player package that fixes multiple security issues
is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4 Extras.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having critical
security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores,
which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability
from the CVE links in the References section.

The flash-plugin package contains a Mozilla Firefox compatible Adobe Flash
Player web browser plug-in.

This update fixes multiple vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player. These
vulnerabilities are detailed on the Adobe security page APSB10-14,
listed in the References section.

Multiple security flaws were found in the way flash-plugin 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,
potentially, execute arbitrary code when the victim loaded a page
containing the specially-crafted SWF content. (CVE-2009-3793,
CVE-2010-2160, CVE-2010-2161, CVE-2010-2162, CVE-2010-2163, CVE-2010-2164,
CVE-2010-2165, CVE-2010-2166, CVE-2010-2167, CVE-2010-2169, CVE-2010-2170,
CVE-2010-2171, CVE-2010-2172, CVE-2010-2173, CVE-2010-2174, CVE-2010-2175,
CVE-2010-2176, CVE-2010-2177, CVE-2010-2178, CVE-2010-2180, CVE-2010-2181,
CVE-2010-2182, CVE-2010-2183, CVE-2010-2184, CVE-2010-2185, CVE-2010-2186,
CVE-2010-2187, CVE-2010-2188)

An input sanitization flaw was found in the way flash-plugin processed
certain URLs. An attacker could use this flaw to conduct cross-site
scripting (XSS) attacks if a victim were tricked into visiting a
specially-crafted web page. (CVE-2010-2179)

All users of Adobe Flash Player should install this updated package,
which upgrades Flash Player to version 9.0.277.0.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via the 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

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 3)

IA-32:
flash-plugin-9.0.277.0-1.el3.with.oss.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0706
    MD5: a1c3ce2f3df3b61fb6379b7cadddc139
SHA-256: 5c7576feb5cb1eb37b9ad7d8d2144b2a153645fff2574a06cc79bd1911f162f8
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4)

IA-32:
flash-plugin-9.0.277.0-1.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0368
    MD5: e160f42e660845ee7a95e9137146f3b2
SHA-256: 2e8c07c72d6475bcdf3f501dade14282df8941fec51785564095c23c46ee7c5b
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4.8.z)

IA-32:
flash-plugin-9.0.277.0-1.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0368
    MD5: e160f42e660845ee7a95e9137146f3b2
SHA-256: 2e8c07c72d6475bcdf3f501dade14282df8941fec51785564095c23c46ee7c5b
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

602627 - CVE-2010-2172 flash-plugin: CVE-2010-0187 "possible player crash" affects also v9.x versions of Adobe Flash Player
602847 - flash-plugin: multiple security flaws (APSB10-14)


References

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-4546.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-3793.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-1297.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2160.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2161.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2162.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2163.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2164.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2165.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2166.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2167.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2169.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2170.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2171.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2172.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2173.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2174.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2175.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2176.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2177.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2178.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2179.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2180.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2181.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2182.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2183.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2184.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2185.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2186.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2187.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2188.html
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#critical
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-14.html


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