RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : flash-plugin (RHSA-2007:0696)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated Adobe Flash Player package that fixes a security issue is
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Extras, 4 Extras, and 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 Firefox-compatible Adobe Flash
Player browser plug-in.

An input validation flaw was found in the way Flash Player displayed
certain content. It may be possible to execute arbitrary code on a
victim's machine if the victim opens a malicious Adobe Flash file.
(CVE-2007-3456)

Users of Adobe Flash Player should upgrade to this updated package,
which contains version 9.0.47.0. and is not vulnerable to this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-3456.html
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb07-12.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0696.html

Solution :

Update the affected flash-plugin package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 40704 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3456