RHEL 6 : flash-plugin (RHSA-2018:0285)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 106671

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 28.0.0.161.

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-2018-4877, CVE-2018-4878)

Solution

Update the affected flash-plugin package.

See Also

https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb18-03.html

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018-0285.html

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2018-4877.html

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2018-4878.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 106671

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2018-0285.nasl

Version: 3.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/02/08

Modified: 2018/03/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSSv2

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

CVSSv3

Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:flash-plugin, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/02/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-4877, CVE-2018-4878

RHSA: 2018:0285