RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : flash-plugin (RHSA-2007:0696)

High Nessus Plugin ID 40704


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


An updated Adobe Flash Player package that fixes a security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Extras, 4 Extras, and 5 Supplementary.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

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

An input validation flaw was found in the way Flash Player displayed certain content. It may be possible to execute arbitrary code on a victim's machine if the victim opens a malicious Adobe Flash file.

Users of Adobe Flash Player should upgrade to this updated package, which contains version and is not vulnerable to this issue.


Update the affected flash-plugin package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 40704

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2007-0696.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.19 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/08/24

Modified: 2016/12/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:flash-plugin, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5

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: 2007/07/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/07/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3456

BID: 24856

OSVDB: 38049, 38054

RHSA: 2007:0696

CWE: 189