RHEL 3 / 4 : flash-plugin (RHSA-2007:0009)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 63834


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


An updated Adobe Flash Player package that fixes a security issue is now available.

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

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

A flaw was found in the way the Adobe Flash Player generates HTTP requests. It was possible for a malicious Adobe Flash file to modify the HTTP header of the client request, which could be leveraged to exploit certain HTTP proxy and web server flaws. (CVE-2006-5330)

Users of Adobe Flash Player should upgrade to this updated package, which contains version 7.0.69 and is not vulnerable to this issue.


Update the affected flash-plugin package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 63834

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2007-0009.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/01/24

Modified: 2014/05/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/01/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/10/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5330

OSVDB: 29863

RHSA: 2007:0009

CWE: 79