RHEL 5 / 6 : flash-plugin (RHSA-2014:1915)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 79597
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Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description

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

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Critical security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

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

This update fixes one vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player. This vulnerability is detailed in the Adobe Security Bulletin APSB14-26, listed in the References section.

A flaw was found in the way flash-plugin displayed certain SWF content. An attacker could use this flaw to create a specially crafted SWF file that would cause flash-plugin to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code when the victim loaded a page containing the malicious SWF content. (CVE-2014-8439)

All users of Adobe Flash Player should install this updated package, which upgrades Flash Player to version 11.2.202.424.

Solution

Update the affected flash-plugin package.

See Also

https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb14-26.html

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014:1915

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2014-8439

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 79597

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2014-1915.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/27/2014

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:H/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:6.6

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: 11/26/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/25/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8439

BID: 71289

RHSA: 2014:1915