RHEL 3 / 4 : flash-plugin (RHSA-2006:0268)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated Macromedia Flash Player package that fixes a security issue
is now available.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

The flash-plugin package contains a Mozilla-compatible Macromedia
Flash Player browser plug-in.

Security issues were discovered in the Macromedia Flash Player. It may
be possible to execute arbitrary code on a victim's machine if the
victim opens a malicious Macromedia Flash file. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name CVE-2006-0024
to this issue.

Users of Macromedia Flash Player should upgrade to this updated
package, which contains version 7.0.64 and is not vulnerable to this
issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-0024.html
http://www.macromedia.com/devnet/security/security_zone/apsb06-03.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0268.html

Solution :

Update the affected flash-plugin package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 63832 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-0024