RHEL 5 / 6 : flash-plugin (RHSA-2016:1865)

This script is Copyright (C) 2016-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An update for flash-plugin is now available for Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 5 Supplementary and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Supplementary.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Critical. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The flash-plugin package contains a Mozilla Firefox compatible Adobe
Flash Player web browser plug-in.

This update upgrades Flash Player to version 11.2.202.635.

Security Fix(es) :

* This update fixes multiple vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player.
These vulnerabilities, detailed in the Adobe Security Bulletin listed
in the References section, could allow an attacker to create a
specially crafted SWF file that would cause flash-plugin to crash,
execute arbitrary code, or disclose sensitive information when the
victim loaded a page containing the malicious SWF content.
(CVE-2016-4271, CVE-2016-4272, CVE-2016-4274, CVE-2016-4275,
CVE-2016-4276, CVE-2016-4277, CVE-2016-4278, CVE-2016-4279,
CVE-2016-4280, CVE-2016-4281, CVE-2016-4282, CVE-2016-4283,
CVE-2016-4284, CVE-2016-4285, CVE-2016-4287, CVE-2016-6921,
CVE-2016-6922, CVE-2016-6923, CVE-2016-6924, CVE-2016-6925,
CVE-2016-6926, CVE-2016-6927, CVE-2016-6929, CVE-2016-6930,
CVE-2016-6931, CVE-2016-6932)

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-4271.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-4272.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-4274.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-4275.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-4276.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-4277.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-4278.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-4279.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-4280.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-4281.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-4282.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-4283.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-4284.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-4285.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-4287.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-6921.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-6922.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-6923.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-6924.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-6925.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-6926.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-6927.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-6929.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-6930.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-6931.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-6932.html
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb16-29.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-1865.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