RHEL 5 / 6 : flash-plugin (RHSA-2012:0434)

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated Adobe Flash Player package that fixes one security issue is
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 Supplementary.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
critical security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from
the CVE link in the References section.

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

This update fixes one vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player. This
vulnerability is detailed on the Adobe security page APSB12-07, 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 specially-crafted SWF content.
(CVE-2012-0773)

All users of Adobe Flash Player should install this updated package,
which upgrades Flash Player to version 10.3.183.18.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-0773.html
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb12-07.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0434.html

Solution :

Update the affected flash-plugin package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.3
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 58523 ()

Bugtraq ID: 52748

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0773