RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : flash-plugin (RHSA-2007:1126)

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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 Web browser plug-in.

Several input validation flaws were found in the way Flash Player
displays 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-2007-4768, CVE-2007-6242, CVE-2007-6246)

A flaw was found in the way Flash Player handled the asfunction:
protocol. Malformed SWF files could perform a cross-site scripting
attack. (CVE-2007-6244)

A flaw was found in the way Flash Player modified HTTP request
headers. Malicious content could allow Flash Player to conduct a HTTP
response splitting attack. (CVE-2007-6245)

A flaw was found in the way Flash Player processes certain SWF
content. A malicious SWF file could allow a remote attacker to conduct
a port scanning attack from the client's machine. (CVE-2007-4324)

A flaw was found in the way Flash Player establishes TCP sessions. A
remote attacker could use Flash Player to conduct a DNS rebinding
attack. (CVE-2007-5275)

Users of Adobe Flash Player are advised to upgrade to this updated
package, which contains version 9.0.115.0 and resolves these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-4324.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-4768.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-5275.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-6242.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-6243.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-6244.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-6245.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-6246.html
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb07-20.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-1126.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: 40711 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-4324
CVE-2007-4768
CVE-2007-5275
CVE-2007-6242
CVE-2007-6243
CVE-2007-6244
CVE-2007-6245
CVE-2007-6246