RHEL 5 / 6 : flash-plugin (RHSA-2014:1915)

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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.

Red Hat Product Security 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 in the Adobe Security Bulletin APSB14-26,
listed in the References section.

A flaw was found in the way flash-plugin displayed certain SWF
content. An attacker could use this flaw 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-2014-8439)

All users of Adobe Flash Player should install this updated package,
which upgrades Flash Player to version 11.2.202.424.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2014-8439.html
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb14-26.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1915.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 : 7.8
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 79597 ()

Bugtraq ID: 71289

CVE ID: CVE-2014-8439

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