RHEL 3 / 4 : flash-plugin (RHSA-2009:0334)

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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 3 and 4 Extras.

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.

Multiple input validation flaws were found in the way Flash Player
displayed certain SWF (Shockwave Flash) content. An attacker could use
these flaws to create a specially-crafted SWF file that could cause
flash-plugin to crash, or, possibly, execute arbitrary code when the
victim loaded a page containing the specially-crafted SWF content.
(CVE-2009-0520, CVE-2009-0519)

All users of Adobe Flash Player should install this updated package,
which upgrades Flash Player to version 9.0.159.0.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-0519.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-0520.html
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb09-01.html
http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0334.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: 63873 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0519
CVE-2009-0520
CVE-2009-0521
CVE-2009-0522