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

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 and resolves these issues.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected flash-plugin package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
Public Exploit Available : true