RHEL 3 / 4 : flash-plugin (RHSA-2009:0334)

High Nessus Plugin ID 63873


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 3 and 4 Extras.

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)

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: 63873

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2009-0334.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/01/24

Modified: 2017/01/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/02/25

Reference Information

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

RHSA: 2009:0334

CWE: 20, 119, 200