RHEL 3 / 4 : flash-plugin (RHSA-2009:1658)

High Nessus Plugin ID 63908


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


An updated Adobe Flash Player package that fixes multiple security issues is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Extras 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 Mozilla Firefox compatible Adobe Flash Player web browser plug-in.

Multiple security flaws were found in the way Flash Player displayed certain SWF content. An attacker could use these flaws to create a specially crafted SWF file that would cause flash-plugin to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code when the victim loaded a page containing the specially crafted SWF content. (CVE-2009-3794, CVE-2009-3796, CVE-2009-3798, CVE-2009-3799, CVE-2009-3800)

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: 63908

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2009-1658.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:4.8

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/12/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3794, CVE-2009-3796, CVE-2009-3798, CVE-2009-3799, CVE-2009-3800

OSVDB: 60885, 60886, 60888, 60889, 60890

RHSA: 2009:1658

CWE: 94, 119, 189, 399