RHEL 6 : flash-plugin (RHSA-2016:2947)

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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 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 24.0.0.186.

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-2016-7867, CVE-2016-7868, CVE-2016-7869, CVE-2016-7870,
CVE-2016-7871, CVE-2016-7872, CVE-2016-7873, CVE-2016-7874,
CVE-2016-7875, CVE-2016-7876, CVE-2016-7877, CVE-2016-7878,
CVE-2016-7879, CVE-2016-7880, CVE-2016-7881, CVE-2016-7890,
CVE-2016-7892)

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-7867.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-7868.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-7869.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-7870.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-7871.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-7872.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-7873.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-7874.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-7875.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-7876.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-7877.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-7878.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-7879.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-7880.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-7881.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-7890.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-7892.html
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb16-39.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2947.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 : 8.3
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

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