RHEL 5 / 6 : flash-plugin (RHSA-2014:0380)

This script is Copyright (C) 2014-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated Adobe Flash Player package that fixes multiple security
issues is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6

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 multiple vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player.
These vulnerabilities are detailed in the Adobe Security Bulletin
APSB14-09, listed in the References section.

Two 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 malicious SWF content. (CVE-2014-0506, CVE-2014-0507)

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-2014-0508)

A flaw in flash-plugin could allow an attacker to conduct cross-site
scripting (XSS) attacks if a victim were tricked into visiting a
specially crafted web page. (CVE-2014-0509)

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

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected flash-plugin package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73451 ()

Bugtraq ID: 66208

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0506

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