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Security Advisory Critical: flash-plugin security update

Advisory: RHSA-2010:0624-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2010-08-11
Last updated on: 2010-08-11
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-2010-0209
CVE-2010-2213
CVE-2010-2214
CVE-2010-2215
CVE-2010-2216

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 APSB10-16, 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-2010-0209,
CVE-2010-2213, CVE-2010-2214, CVE-2010-2216)

A clickjacking flaw was discovered in flash-plugin. A specially-crafted SWF
file could trick a user into unintentionally or mistakenly clicking a link
or a dialog. (CVE-2010-2215)

All users of Adobe Flash Player should install this updated package, which
upgrades Flash Player to version 9.0.280.0.


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-9.0.280.0-1.el3.with.oss.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0706
    MD5: 2bdc39a66c5f52382c1b625b7e149ac6
SHA-256: 9b7694c1050744b00a20aafff5441d8b354924af08addabb6f9763ae0c799c0d
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4)

IA-32:
flash-plugin-9.0.280.0-1.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0368
    MD5: 50fe23f2a9bed78ab72a7d8b0d314371
SHA-256: ed55c877220bac6fdf6e0ca60eccfef88cb8ee4c07c9fde9e9fa25f8d36d3252
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4.8.z)

IA-32:
flash-plugin-9.0.280.0-1.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0368
    MD5: 50fe23f2a9bed78ab72a7d8b0d314371
SHA-256: ed55c877220bac6fdf6e0ca60eccfef88cb8ee4c07c9fde9e9fa25f8d36d3252
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

622947 - CVE-2010-0209 CVE-2010-2213 CVE-2010-2214 CVE-2010-2215 CVE-2010-2216 flash-plugin: multiple security flaws (APSB10-16)


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/