RHEL 5 / 6 : flash-plugin (RHSA-2014:0289)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72976


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


An updated Adobe Flash Player package that fixes two security issues is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 Supplementary.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having Moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

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

This update fixes two vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player. These vulnerabilities are detailed in the Adobe Security bulletin APSB14-08, listed in the References section.

A vulnerability was reported that could be used to bypass the same origin policy. (CVE-2014-0503)

A vulnerability was reported that could be used to read the contents of the clipboard. (CVE-2014-0504)

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: Medium

ID: 72976

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2014-0289.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/03/13

Modified: 2017/01/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5

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

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:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.5

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: 2014/03/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0503, CVE-2014-0504

BID: 66122, 66127

RHSA: 2014:0289