RHEL 5 / 6 : flash-plugin (RHSA-2012:0722)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated Adobe Flash Player package that fixes several security
issues 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. 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 page APSB12-14,
listed in the References section.

Several security flaws were found in the way flash-plugin displayed
certain SWF content. An attacker could use these flaws to create a
specially crafted SWF file that would cause flash-plugin to crash or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code when the victim loaded a page
containing the specially crafted SWF content. (CVE-2012-2034,
CVE-2012-2035, CVE-2012-2036, CVE-2012-2037, CVE-2012-2039)

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-2012-2038)

All users of Adobe Flash Player should install this updated package,
which upgrades Flash Player to version 10.3.183.20.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-2034.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-2035.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-2036.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-2037.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-2038.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-2039.html
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb12-14.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0722.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 : 7.4
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59468 ()

Bugtraq ID: 53887

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2034
CVE-2012-2035
CVE-2012-2036
CVE-2012-2037
CVE-2012-2038
CVE-2012-2039