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Security Advisory Critical: flash-plugin security update

Advisory: RHSA-2012:1203-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2012-08-23
Last updated on: 2012-08-23
Affected Products: RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client)
RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2012-1535
CVE-2012-4163
CVE-2012-4164
CVE-2012-4165
CVE-2012-4166
CVE-2012-4167
CVE-2012-4168
CVE-2012-5054

Details

An updated Adobe Flash Player package that fixes several security issues is
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Supplementary.

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 several vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player. These
vulnerabilities are detailed on the Adobe security pages APSB12-18 and
APSB12-19, listed in the References section. Specially-crafted SWF content
could cause flash-plugin to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code
when a victim loads a page containing the malicious SWF content.
(CVE-2012-1535, CVE-2012-4163, CVE-2012-4164, CVE-2012-4165,
CVE-2012-4166, CVE-2012-4167)

A flaw in flash-plugin could allow an attacker to obtain sensitive
information if a victim were tricked into visiting a specially-crafted web
page. (CVE-2012-4168)

Note: This erratum upgrades Adobe Flash Player from version 10.3.183.20 to
version 11.2.202.238.

All users of Adobe Flash Player should install this updated package, which
upgrades Flash Player to version 11.2.202.238.


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
https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/articles/11258

Updated packages

RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client)

IA-32:
flash-plugin-11.2.202.238-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0380
    MD5: 1747f8df8e8b2ddcd39c29f1afaf4e08
SHA-256: 1f6e5acaaf327f7ac5f14b95e5bcfa7dabcadafa97ab107cea8cf865b7ccf13a
 
x86_64:
flash-plugin-11.2.202.238-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0380
    MD5: 1747f8df8e8b2ddcd39c29f1afaf4e08
SHA-256: 1f6e5acaaf327f7ac5f14b95e5bcfa7dabcadafa97ab107cea8cf865b7ccf13a
 
RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server)

IA-32:
flash-plugin-11.2.202.238-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0380
    MD5: 1747f8df8e8b2ddcd39c29f1afaf4e08
SHA-256: 1f6e5acaaf327f7ac5f14b95e5bcfa7dabcadafa97ab107cea8cf865b7ccf13a
 
x86_64:
flash-plugin-11.2.202.238-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0380
    MD5: 1747f8df8e8b2ddcd39c29f1afaf4e08
SHA-256: 1f6e5acaaf327f7ac5f14b95e5bcfa7dabcadafa97ab107cea8cf865b7ccf13a
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

848180 - CVE-2012-1535 flash-plugin: code execution flaw (APSB12-18)
850528 - flash-plugin: multiple code execution flaws (APSB12-19)
850529 - CVE-2012-4168 flash-plugin: cross-domain information leak flaw (APSB12-19)


References



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