RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : flash-plugin (RHSA-2008:1047)
High Nessus Plugin ID 40736
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
DescriptionAn 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 10.0.15.3 for users of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Supplementary, and 126.96.36.199 for users of Red Hat Enterprise 3 and 4 Extras.
SolutionUpdate the affected flash-plugin package.