RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : flash-plugin (RHSA-2008:1047)

High Nessus Plugin ID 40736


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, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Extras, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 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.

A security flaw was found in the way Flash Player displayed certain SWF (Shockwave Flash) content. This may have made it possible to execute arbitrary code on a victim's machine, if the victim opened a malicious Adobe Flash file. (CVE-2008-5499)

All users of Adobe Flash Player should install this updated package, which upgrades Flash Player to version for users of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Supplementary, and for users of Red Hat Enterprise 3 and 4 Extras.


Update the affected flash-plugin package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 40736

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2008-1047.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.37 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/08/24

Modified: 2017/01/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/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:4.7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.2

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: 2008/12/19

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Adobe Flash Player ActionScript Launch Command Execution Vulnerability)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5499

BID: 32896

RHSA: 2008:1047

CWE: 94