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Security Advisory Critical: flash-plugin - End Of Life

Advisory: RHSA-2011:0368-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2011-03-21
Last updated on: 2011-03-21
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4.8.z)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2011-0558
CVE-2011-0559
CVE-2011-0560
CVE-2011-0561
CVE-2011-0571
CVE-2011-0572
CVE-2011-0573
CVE-2011-0574
CVE-2011-0575
CVE-2011-0577
CVE-2011-0578
CVE-2011-0607
CVE-2011-0608

Details

This update disables Adobe Flash Player 9 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, as
it contains multiple security flaws and should no longer be used.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having critical
security impact.

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

Adobe Flash Player 9 is vulnerable to critical security flaws and should no
longer be used. A remote attacker could use these flaws to execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Flash Player 9.
(CVE-2011-0558, CVE-2011-0559, CVE-2011-0560, CVE-2011-0561, CVE-2011-0571,
CVE-2011-0572, CVE-2011-0573, CVE-2011-0574, CVE-2011-0575, CVE-2011-0577,
CVE-2011-0578, CVE-2011-0607, CVE-2011-0608)

Adobe is no longer providing security updates for Adobe Flash Player 9, and
is not providing a replacement Flash Player version compatible with Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 4.

This erratum disables Adobe Flash Player 9 to prevent it from functioning.
User wishing to continue using Flash Player 9, despite the vulnerabilities,
can add the flash-plugin package to the up2date skip list. Refer to the
following Red Hat Knowledgebase article for instructions on adding a
package to the up2date skip list:
https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-1639


Solution

This update disables the flash-plugin package due to its known security
vulnerabilities.

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4)

IA-32:
flash-plugin-9.0.289.0-3.el4.i386.rpm     MD5: 239e99bff748d8930f258aa9ceb6c233
SHA-256: f32a7e668b44f0c5e81c0b5a2b8aa54ffba1c29cd1e67eac2db52118a7d4fe3d
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4.8.z)

IA-32:
flash-plugin-9.0.289.0-3.el4.i386.rpm     MD5: 239e99bff748d8930f258aa9ceb6c233
SHA-256: f32a7e668b44f0c5e81c0b5a2b8aa54ffba1c29cd1e67eac2db52118a7d4fe3d
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

676226 - CVE-2011-0558 CVE-2011-0559 CVE-2011-0560 CVE-2011-0561 CVE-2011-0571 CVE-2011-0572 CVE-2011-0573 CVE-2011-0574 CVE-2011-0575 CVE-2011-0577 CVE-2011-0578 CVE-2011-0607 CVE-2011-0608 flash-plugin: multiple code execution flaws (APSB11-02)


References



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