RHEL 5 : flash-plugin (RHSA-2009:0332)

High Nessus Plugin ID 63872


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


An updated Adobe Flash Player package that fixes several security issues is now available for 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.

Multiple input validation flaws were found in the way Flash Player displayed certain SWF (Shockwave Flash) content. An attacker could use these flaws to create a specially crafted SWF file that could cause flash-plugin to crash, or, possibly, execute arbitrary code when the victim loaded a page containing the specially crafted SWF content.
(CVE-2009-0520, CVE-2009-0519)

It was discovered that Adobe Flash Player had an insecure RPATH (runtime library search path) set in the ELF (Executable and Linking Format) header. A local user with write access to the directory pointed to by RPATH could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Adobe Flash Player. (CVE-2009-0521)

All users of Adobe Flash Player should install this updated package, which upgrades Flash Player to version


Update the affected flash-plugin package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 63872

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2009-0332.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/01/24

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:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.3

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: 2009/02/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0519, CVE-2009-0520, CVE-2009-0521, CVE-2009-0522

BID: 33880, 33889, 33890

RHSA: 2009:0332

CWE: 20, 119, 200