RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : flash-plugin (RHSA-2007:1126)

High Nessus Plugin ID 40711


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 Web browser plug-in.

Several input validation flaws were found in the way Flash Player displays certain content. It may be possible to execute arbitrary code on a victim's machine, if the victim opens a malicious Adobe Flash file. (CVE-2007-4768, CVE-2007-6242, CVE-2007-6246)

A flaw was found in the way Flash Player handled the asfunction:
protocol. Malformed SWF files could perform a cross-site scripting attack. (CVE-2007-6244)

A flaw was found in the way Flash Player modified HTTP request headers. Malicious content could allow Flash Player to conduct a HTTP response splitting attack. (CVE-2007-6245)

A flaw was found in the way Flash Player processes certain SWF content. A malicious SWF file could allow a remote attacker to conduct a port scanning attack from the client's machine. (CVE-2007-4324)

A flaw was found in the way Flash Player establishes TCP sessions. A remote attacker could use Flash Player to conduct a DNS rebinding attack. (CVE-2007-5275)

Users of Adobe Flash Player are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains version and resolves these issues.


Update the affected flash-plugin package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 40711

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2007-1126.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.31 $

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:4.5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.1

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: 2007/12/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4324, CVE-2007-4768, CVE-2007-5275, CVE-2007-6242, CVE-2007-6243, CVE-2007-6244, CVE-2007-6245, CVE-2007-6246

BID: 25260, 26930, 26949, 26951, 26960, 26965, 26966, 26969

OSVDB: 41475, 41483, 41484, 41485, 41486, 41488, 41489

RHSA: 2007:1126

CWE: 20, 79, 119, 264