RHEL 5 / 6 : flash-plugin (RHSA-2016:2057)

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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 11.2.202.637.

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-2016-4273, CVE-2016-4286, CVE-2016-6981, CVE-2016-6982,
CVE-2016-6983, CVE-2016-6984, CVE-2016-6985, CVE-2016-6986,
CVE-2016-6987, CVE-2016-6989, CVE-2016-6990, CVE-2016-6992)

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-4273.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-4286.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-6981.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-6982.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-6983.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-6984.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-6985.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-6986.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-6987.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-6989.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-6990.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-6992.html
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb16-32.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2057.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

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